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Chris Soules’ Arraignment Date Scheduled After Fatal Car Crash: Details

Chris Soules’ arraignment date for his arrest in a fatal car crash has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly.

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The former Bachelor star, 35, is set to appear at Iowa’s Buchanan County Courthouse. According to the Associated Press, Judge Kellyann Lekar approved a charging document known as a “trial information” on Sunday, May 7, and scheduled Soules’ arraignment, which is expected to cancel a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday, May 10.

As previously reported, the Iowa farmer’s pickup truck rear-ended a tractor driven by his neighbor Kenneth Mosher. Both vehicles fell into a ditch, and Mosher, 66, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

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Hours later, Soules was arrested in his hometown of Arlington, Iowa, for allegedly fleeing the scene of the incident. The reality TV alum was released on a $10,000 bail and his legal team filed a motion to dismiss his felony D charge, arguing that he met his legal obligations by calling 911, identifying himself and staying at the scene until medical help arrived.

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In an exclusive interview with Us, Nick Viall spoke out about his fellow Bachelor Nation member’s legal woes. “It’s a terrible situation,” Viall, 36, told Us at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Beverly Hills on Friday, May 5, adding that he hasn’t had a chance to reach out to Soules since the April 24 incident. “I’m just praying for the family of the gentleman who passed away, more importantly, and [Soules’] family, and just praying for everyone.”

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