- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on the television show “The Bachelor” two years ago, is scheduled to go on trial in January for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The 35-year-old Soules is accused of driving a truck that struck a farm tractor near his hometown of Aurora in April. Sixty-six-year-old Kenneth Moser died after his tractor rolled into a ditch.

Sheriff’s reports say Soules left the scene and was arrested later at his home about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Court documents posted online Friday indicate a jury trial has been set for Jan. 18. It’s expected to last four to five days.

The charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Aurora is about 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Des Moines.

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