There are more details on the accident caused by former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules and the situation is actually starting to make LESS sense.
For starters, Chris didn’t just crash into the tractor and then book it home like the initial reports suggested. He called 911, and TMZ has the audio to prove it.
On the recording, Chris is out of breath, but he sounds coherent. So, if he was intoxicated, it doesn’t sound like he was totally wasted. He admits he rear-ended the tractor, and tells the dispatcher that he checked the victim’s pulse, and felt it, but added that the guy wasn’t conscious, and was “bleeding from his mouth.”
Someone was trying CPR, but it’s unclear who that was. There were several other people there, but Chris said he didn’t know how to do CPR.
There’s also another report that says Chris KNEW the victim, which makes sense because it happened in rural Iowa near Chris’ home. A source told “Radar Online” that they were neighbors, and their families knew each other.
However, what DOESN’T make sense is this: why did he leave the scene, especially since there were other witnesses there? He apparently called a friend and had him drive him home, so naturally, the police want to talk to that person.
Then, there are the reports that Chris refused to cooperate with the authorities when they approached him at his house. He wouldn’t leave until they got a warrant that allowed them to come in and take him into custody.
So, even if he realized the victim was dead and then was so upset he left…why wouldn’t he cooperate with the police?
One last thing: The “buzz” in the town is that the tractor didn’t have its lights on (if it even had lights) but the police aren’t sure that even matters, because it was twilight at the time of the accident.
Chris’ mother posted the $10,000 bail, and he’s back at home, wearing an ankle monitor to keep track of his movements. For now, Chris has only been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is a felony.