Chris Soules returns to Instagram almost one year after fatal Iowa car crash
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/12/2018
Chris Soules has returned to social media just about one year after he was involved in a tragic car crash that resulted in a fellow Iowa man's death.
The 36-year-old former The Bachelor star and Dancing with the Stars participant posted a video clip Saturday on his Instagram story that showed a dog and cat walking on a snow-covered driveway, People reported.
Soules captioned the video, "Buddies," and Selena Gomez's "Wolves" song could be heard playing in the background.
Soules hasn't posted on social media since April 2017, when he was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in which he had rear-ended a farm tractor with his pickup truck on April 24 in Iowa, resulting in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher at the hospital.
TMZ had obtained the recording of Soules' 911 call, proving the reality TV star at least checked Mosher's pulse at the scene of the accident and waited for emergency responders to arrive before taking off.
Prosecutors have argued, however, the law says Soules should only have left the scene to seek necessary aid or report the accident to law enforcement authorities, neither of which he allegedly did.
Soules was arrested at his home several hours after the crash, after he allegedly refused to come outside and police were forced to obtain a search warrant, The Des Moines Register previously reported. Soules was released from jail on April 25 and posted his $10,000 bond.
Soules -- who was not charged with driving under the influence -- entered a not guilty plea in May of last year to the charge of leaving the scene of the fatal accident.
His legal team's motion to dismiss the charge was reportedly denied in January before being brought to the Iowa Supreme Court, who then declined to hear Soules' appeal in February.
Soules' trial date has therefore been set to begin on November 7 in Independence, IA, according to People, and Judge Andrea Dryer has set aside four days for the proceedings.
Leaving the scene of a fatal car crash is a class D felony in Iowa. If convicted, Soules could face up to five years in prison.
In addition to starring on The Bachelor's 19th season, Soules also competed for Andi Dorfman onThe Bachelorette's tenth season as well as Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars and the Food Network's Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.