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These New Details About Chris Soules’ Car Crash Are Absolutely Devastating

911 audio has surfaced following the arrest of former Bachelor star Chris Soules, who has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash that occurred around 8 p.m. on Monday, People reports. An emotional Soules can be heard in the 911 call, originally released by TMZ, explaining the situation to the dispatcher and checking the victim’s pulse before he left the scene.

Soules rear-ended a tractor with his truck, plunging the tractor and the driver, 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, into a ditch. “He’s not conscious,” Soules tells the dispatcher. 

The call then continues for several minutes, and a very distraught Soules can be heard asking people nearby if they know how to do CPR. He then proceeds to check whether Mosher still has a pulse. The audio ends with Soules asking if he can call the dispatcher back. 

Soules allegedly left the scene at around 8:20 p.m. and was later found in his hometown, where he was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to People. It is not yet apparent why Soules left the scene.

Even more devastating, it appears that Soules knew the man that was killed in the accident, Us Weekly reports. “Everyone around here is in shock,” said Richard Roepke, a relative of Mosher. “He knew them, they’re neighbors. We’re feeling very sad, everyone knows Chris’ family.”

This is understandably a very difficult time for both families involved.   

Amanda graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor's degree in both Communications and Public Relations. She also proudly served as the Editor in Chief of her college's Her Campus chapter, and as a Her Campus Editorial Intern. She is from Chicago, Illinois, which she can confirm is indeed a windy city. Today she can still be found furiously tapping away at her laptop keys and producing content for the internet. In her spare time she enjoys reading books (before watching their Netflix or movie adaptions), running for fun (yes, it can be fun) and spending time with her friends and family.