'I'm praying for everyone!' The Bachelor's Nick Viall speaks out about Chris Soules' deadly crash
Nick Viall has spoken for the first time after his fellow The Bachelor star Chris Soules was involved in a fatal car crash.
'My reaction was obviously the same as everyone else, which is just that it's a terrible tragedy,' Viall told Entertainment Tonight of the April 24 crash, which claimed the life of 66-year-old farmer Kenneth Mosher.
'More than anything, I'm just praying for the gentleman that passed away and their family and just wishing the best for everyone involved.'
Friends: Chris Soules (L) and Nick Viall were snapped last year at the Wango Tango event in Carson, California
Mug shot: Soules is pictured following his arrest
Viall said the situation - in which with Soules was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident in Iowa - is 'kind of a surreal thing' to him.
'I think it's best for everyone to just pray for the people involved and that's all they can do that will be beneficial at this point,' said the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, who recently wrapped up a stint on Dancing with the Stars.
The reality TV personality, 36, opened up as he appeared at the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS gala Friday at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
In a separate interview with Us Weekly, Viall said he hasn't spoken with Soules in the weeks since the crash.
Speaking out: Vanessa Grimalid and Nick Viall attend the 24th annual Race to Erase MS gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday
'I'm just praying for the family of the gentleman who passed away, more importantly, and his family, and just praying for everyone,' Viall reiterated.
According to officials, Soules' was driving in his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck when he rear-ended Mosher's John Deere tractor, sending both careening into a ditch.
The reality star, who has also appeared on Dancing With The Stars, contacted 911 before departing the scene in a separate vehicle and heading to his Arlington, Iowa home. Soules didn't initially answer his door until police served him with a warrant, authorities said.
Soules, who's currently out on $10,000 bond, is due to appear in court Wednesday.
Better times: Soules, a hunky Iowa farmer, was the focal point of ABC's The Bachelor in 2015
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