After a judge ruled that family members would not be able to submit impact statements following a 2017 truck vs. tractor crash that killed one, Chris Soules will be sentenced late this summer in Buchanan County.
The 37-year-old Soules, who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, will be sentenced on August 27, according to court records.
Last week, Judge Andrea Dryer determined that because 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher’s death was not a result of Soules’ offense, Iowa Code prevents Mosher’s widow and sons from being able to give personal statements regarding the case and how it has impacted them.
Soules was driving a vehicle that crashed into a tractor in rural Buchanan County, killing Mosher, in April 2017.
Ahead of the August sentencing date, a new pre-sentence investigation will be written.
Soules was originally charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
The maximum sentence for Soules’ aggravated misdemeanor charge is two years in prison and a $6,250 fine.