AceShowbiz - Even though Chris Soules has won a delay in his sentencing for his involvement in a fatal car crash, it doesn't mean he can take the time to breathe a sigh of relief. It has been reported that the former "The Bachelor" star and his parents, Gary and Linda Soules, have been ordered to pay more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit settlement connected to the crash.
According to court documents, the agreement stated, "For the total consideration of $2,500,000.00, Nancy Mosher, Matthew Mosher, Michael Mosher and the Estate of Kenneth Mosher ("claimaints") hereby release and forever discharge Christopher Soules, Gary Soules, Linda Soules … from any and all liability whatsoever … arising out of an automobile accident that occurred on April 24, 2017."
This arrives after a judge delayed Chris' sentencing as his lawyers argued that his presentencing report should not have included written statements from relatives of the victim of the crash. They asked the judge for a new report to be written, and Judge Andrea Dryer agreed and said sentencing would not take place until the Iowa Department of Corrections submits the document.
His lawyers suggested the new report would be complete in the summer and that a new sentencing date could be scheduled as soon as August.
Back in April 2017, Chris rear-ended a tractor driven by 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, who was then transported to a local hospital in Aurora, Iowa and died of injuries he sustained in the crash. Accused of leaving the scene of the accident before the cops arrived, Chris was arrested at his home after the incident.
The former contestant of "Dancing with the Stars" was originally charged with a felony and his case was set to go to trial, but he was able to avoid that by pleading guilty to a lesser aggravated misdemeanor charge of information aid. He now faces up to two years in prison.