- Chris Soules talks about the emotional and mental aftermath of the fatal car crash he was involved in, which resulted in the death of a 66-year-old farmer named Kenny Mosher.
- Chris pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a car accident and accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence.
As many people know, over two years ago former Bachelor Chris Soules was involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of 66-year-old farmer Kenny Mosher. After the crash, Chris pleaded guilty to “leaving the scene of a serious injury accident” and accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence in August, which means he’ll serve two years probation and pay a fine and court costs.
Chris opened up a bit about the ordeal a few months ago, saying that “It’s impossible not to think about.” And now he’s talking about the lasting emotional impact of the incident on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s Almost Famous podcast. People got a sneak peek of the upcoming episode, and Chris tells Ashely and Ben, “There was a period after the accident that I didn’t want to get out of bed. There was no hope left in life for me. I was severely depressed and scared. There was nothing left to live for.”
Chris shares that for now, he’s taking things “one day at a time.” He’s been relying on “super supportive” family and friends, because, he says, “I’m not going to lie, there were moments I didn’t think it was worth waking up. The worst things you could possibly think, I’ve thought.”
Since the accident, Chris has been focusing on becoming a “better” person, and adds:
I can’t say enough how much I would take that evening back. I think both parties involved wish that evening hadn’t occurred. Life is about, not the tragedies that you’ve been through, it’s about what you do afterwards and how you can move forward. All you can do is pray, work hard and focus on being a better person.
If you or someone you know needs help, please text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).