Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules speaks out after fatal accident

Soules told "GMA" how his life has changed since an accident that resulted in the death of a 66-year-old Army veteran, Kenneth Mosher.
5:03 | 09/19/19

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Transcript for Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules speaks out after fatal accident
Now we go to our "Gma" exclusive. It's my one-on-one with former bachelor Chris Soules. He's the star -- the star opening up in his first television interview about the fatal car crash he was involved in nearly 2 1/2 years ago. I had a chance to speak with him about the incident, his arrest. Why he left the scene and how he's facing the painful aftermath. We first met Chris Soules as the charming farmer on season ten of "The bachelorette". My name is Chris. Reporter: The next year Soules taking over as the bachelor. Even bringing his love interest to visit his family's rural Iowa farm. Love is a lot like farming. You plant a seed. You hope it grows. Reporter: But just two years after giving out that final rose and competing on "Dancing with the stars," Chris was making different headlines. Arrested for leaving the scene of a car crash that resulted in a death of 66-year-old army veteran Kenneth Mosier. What did you do that day. I went -- was on my way to pick up one of our hired hands. I was down a rural road, country road in the dark and the next thing I know I'm basically coming to inside of one of our pickups. Soules had crashed into a tractor being driven by the local farmer. A husband, father of two and grandfather of three. All I remember is waking up and just saying, I need help. That's all I knew. Something bad had happened and I needed help. According to court documents Mosier was traveling down the dark country road, quote, without any lights on. After the crash, Chris said he escaped out of one of his windows when he heard a man's voice, a witness to the accident yelling in the distance. I just heard a voice saying, call 911. I worked my way over to the voice in the ditch and came upon a man that was obviously seriously injured. Is he breathing, sir? I can't tell. It doesn't appear to be. I began administering cpr, doing chest compressions. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Check to see if he's breathing. You did everything in your power, you felt, in trying to resuscitate him. After the paramedics arrived they're working on Mr. Mosier in the ditch. At one point you made a critical decision to leave. So why did you leave the scene at that point? I don't know that I was thinking clearly. I notified the authorities of what had happened. The paramedics were there and was scared and wanted to be in a safer place. Hours later police informing him Mr. Mosier died and arrested him for leaving the scene of an accident. Did it ever cross your mind to go back. When I left I called my parents and they both said call an attorney. For a lot of people when something like this happens and you leave the scene and there's a fatality then you call an attorney before you talk to someone they'll look and go, well, there must be something he's hiding. No, I had nothing to hide. Honestly. Chris says he's sorry for the terrible loss the Mosier family endured but his world too was turned upside down when media reports he was drinking and left the scene without trying to help Mosier. He think there were alcoholic beverages or containers in your vehicle. Were you drinking that night. No, I was not drinking that night. The fact is the truck is not it's not even in my name. We employ over 15 people and those cans could have been anybody's. There were four witnesses that swore under oath that they saw no evidence of me appearing to be intoxicated or under the influence of any sort of drug or alcohol. Last month Chris mred guilty to I reduced misdemeanor charge leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He was sentenced to two years probation. They're also going to be people say when an accident happened, someone was killed, he got it's not fair. He should serve more time. So what do you have to say to them? The fact is I was never charged with causing the accident. I was charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. A man did die and that's -- it was a tragedy. My sentence is living with this for the rest of my life. Soules telling us he hopes to speak to the Mosier family and heal together. What do you think you would say I wish I could have done more. I wish I wouldn't have been on that road and I just -- I hope you know I did everything I could. You know, and sitting there talking to him knowing the stories we have heard about the drinking and the leaving the scene, but actually understand havinging witnesses there corroborating that no alcohol was involved and but it's still tough. He lives in a small community in everyone knows everyone. So this is a devastating loss for the entire community. What a burden to live with. You asked him all the right question, you did. Thank you. Now to new surveillance

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