‘Deadliest Catch’ captain to spend time in prison for killing snowmobiler
Reports have it that Clarence Helgevold Jr, 60, from Soldotna was given a prison sentence Wednesday.
The fishing captain from Alaska who was the leader of a group on the show that initiated Deadliest Catch the cable television series will spend five years in jail for a crash that killed someone.
In January 2011, he was charged with manslaughter after his vehicle collided with a snowmobile that George Larion was driving. Larion died from the accident.
An agreement was later reached for Helgevold to plead guilty so that his charges will be reduced and he did so in May. He was given four and half years for criminally neglectful homicide and another 6 months for driving while under the influence.