When you hear stories about ex-bachelor and bachelor parties, it's usually for them to find love or join some other reality television show. But in 2017, a bachelor bachelor graduate made headlines for a completely different, very tragic reason.
On April 24, 2017, former bachelor Chris Kools drives a truck that reverses Kenny Mosher's tractor and kills him. Mosher was 66.
Since Soules never spoke about the incident, there have been a number of rumors about what actually happened, but now the former bachelor tells his side of the story.
What happened that day?
The events of this day will forever remain with Soules.
"The trauma of participating in [the accident] is something I cannot describe," he told People. "I think about it every day."
Soules worked on a cobblestone planter that day, and then drove his truck in the evening to pick up one of his workers.
"The next thing you know, I'm coming inside my pickup truck," he said at the exit. "I heard a voice say [of a man who had witnessed the accident] saying, 'Call 91
After he called 911, Soules went to unconscious Mosher and followed the dispatcher's instructions to administer CPR.
"I gave breast compressions and continued to do CPR until I finally spit blood [Mosher’s]," he said. He coughed blood into my mouth. At that point, I decided it didn't seem to be doing very well. I was scared. And I remember thinking I might not succeed. ”
After the arrival of the paramedics, Suls boarded a truck that was driven to the crash by one of his workers and went home.
"I'm lost in my mind," he continued. "I felt like I did my best when I was there and didn't know what else to do. I didn't know what happened. I knew nothing. I just knew it was really bad and I was scared. ”
On his way home, he called his parents, who told him to speak with a lawyer. The lawyer told Soles not to speak to the police until he found a lawyer with him.
"I just followed his instructions," Soules continued. "And I didn't expect the police at my door. In the background, I was charged with a crime. But I didn't really know that there were any grounds for arrest at that moment.
What happened to Soules?
Because he was returning home, Soules was arrested and charged with fatally leaving the scene. The crime charge was later changed to leave the scene of an accident causing serious injury, which is a aggravated offense.
When Soules was initially released, he had to wear an ankle monitor and have an 11:00 clock. every evening.
"I've seen some dark times," he said. "I'm in the middle of nowhere as it is, and I was even deeper in isolation and guilt. Many times I thought the other side would be easier. "
" I will live with [what happened] forever, "Soules says. "But I will continue, and as a result of the tragedy, will do something bigger and better with my life."