Iowa trial set for January for ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules

Chris Soules
FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, Iowa farmer Chris Soules, a former star of ABC's "The Bachelor," speaks during a news conference before a NASCAR event in Newton, Iowa. Court documents posted online Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, show that Soules is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 18, 2018, for leaving the scene of a fatal accident in April 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on the television show “The Bachelor” two years ago, is scheduled to go on trial in January for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The 35-year-old Soules is accused of driving a truck that struck a farm tractor near his hometown of Aurora in April. Sixty-six-year-old Kenneth Moser died after his tractor rolled into a ditch.

Sheriff’s reports say Soules left the scene and was arrested later at his home about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Court documents posted online Friday indicate a jury trial has been set for Jan. 18. It’s expected to last four to five days.

The charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Aurora is about 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Des Moines.