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Iowa trial set for January for 'Bachelor' star Chris Soules

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, Iowa farmer Chris Soules, a former star of ABC's "The Bachelor," speaks during a news conference before a NASCAR event in Newton, Iowa. Court documents posted online Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, show that Soules is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 18, 2018, for leaving the scene of a fatal accident in April 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on the television show "The Bachelor" two years ago, is scheduled to go on trial in January for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The 35-year-old Soules is accused of driving a truck that struck a farm tractor near his hometown of Aurora in April. Sixty-six-year-old Kenneth Moser died after his tractor rolled into a ditch.

Sheriff's reports say Soules left the scene and was arrested later at his home about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Court documents posted online Friday indicate a jury trial has been set for Jan. 18. It's expected to last four to five days.

The charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Aurora is about 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Des Moines.

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