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Chris Soules at a court hearing Sept. 14 in Independence.

INDEPENDENCE — The trial for reality TV star Chris Soules has been moved to November.

Soules, 36, of rural Arlington, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the April 24, 2017, crash in Buchanan County that took the life of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora.

The two-vehicle crash happened in the 1000 block of Slater Avenue north of Aurora and about a mile from Mosher’s home.

Soules waived his right to having a trial within a year earlier this month, and on Tuesday court administrators set the trial for Nov. 7 in Buchanan County District Court in Independence.

The trial is expected to last about four days.

Court officials also scheduled a pretrial conference for Oct. 16.

Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court turned down an interlocutory appeal filed by Soules’ defense team that had asked to throw out the charges.

Leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a Class D felony, is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Soules starred in the 19th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which aired in 2015, and was a contestant in the 20th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”


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