Last April, The Bachelor alum Chris Soules was arrested and charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal car accident in his native state of Iowa. The reality star begins trial on Nov. 7 of this year — and his Bach Nation bestie Tanner Tolbert exclusively revealed to Life & Style how “Prince Farming” is holding up.
“We don’t talk much about what happened, per say. I know he’s doing OK,” Tanner said while celebrating his wife Jade Roper‘s first Mother’s Day with Lord & Taylor. “I know he’s been through a lot and feels for the family involved — but I don’t know a ton about the court. I know he’s doing well and moving forward.”
At the time, Chris was driving a Chevy pickup when he rear-ended a tractor trailer — killing 66-year-old Vietnam veteran Kenneth E. Mosher. Chris’ legal team has since claimed that he checked on the driver and attempted to perform CPR before leaving the scene.
However, the reality star could spend up to five years in prison if found guilty of leaving the scene of a fatal car crash, which Iowa considers a class D felony. Back in February, he filed an appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court to drop the felony charge, but it was denied.
“Chris comes from a good family and is still well-vested in farming. He’s got a great life ahead of him,” Robert Roepke — whose daughter was married to the victim’s son — previously told People. “It’s something he’s going to have to deal with for the rest of his life. It just ended very tragically.”
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