Bachelor Chris Soules’ wrongful death lawsuit has resulted in a massive payout. The reality star and his parents Gary and Linda Soules were ordered to pay $2.5 million in a settlement following a fatal April 2017 car accident, where Chris rear-ended a tractor in Iowa and killed 66-year-old farmer Kenny Mosher.
The former Bachelor was originally charged with a Class D felony, but this was reduced to an aggravated misdemeanor thanks to the fact that he plead guilty. He ended up being charged with “leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.”
According to court documents obtained by WeAreIowa.com (via Us Weekly), yesterday’s settlement states, “For the total consideration of $2,500,000.00, Nancy Mosher, Matthew Mosher, Michael Mosher, and the Estate of Kenneth Mosher (‘claimants’) hereby release and forever discharge Christopher Soules, Gary Soules, Linda Soules … from any and all liability whatsoever … arising out of an automobile accident that occurred on April 24, 2017.”
Soules appeared on ABC’s The Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars in 2015. The 36-year-old was arrested on April 24, 2017 after he rear-ended a tractor and killed 66-year-old Kenny Mosher.
Soules left the scene of the accident after calling 911 and administering CPR. He also identified himself when the dispatcher asked.
Soules requested to delay his sentencing for his involvement in the fatal crash, but the judge denied it.