Ken Block Accident Dies in Snowmobile at Age 55

Ken Block Accident: Dies in Snowmobile at Age 55

Ken Block Accident: Dies in Snowmobile at Age 55: Pro rally driver Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile accident on Monday, according to his organization Hoonigan Racing. Block later rose to fame online for his dangerous driving antics. He was 55.

Hoonigan posted a statement on Instagram saying, “It is with the utmost grief that we can report that Ken Block lost away in a snowmobile accident today.” “Ken was a trailblazer, an icon, and a visionary. And last but not least, a husband and father. He is going to be sorely missed.”

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Reuters quoted, the incident occurred on Monday in Utah’s Wasatch County when Block was riding on a steep slope, and the snowmobile overturned and fell on top of him.

Despite traveling in a group, the 55-year-old was alone when the tragedy occurred. At the scene, he was identified as deceased. They added that he was riding alone but in a group when the accident happened, and “he was pronounced deceased at the spot from injuries incurred in the accident.”

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He leaves behind his wife, Lucy, and three kids. When he wasn’t on ting electric stunt cars from Audi or race cars from Porsche, Block spent most of his time engaging in various winter sports, such as operating UTVs, snowmobiling, and snowboarding.

The co-founder of DC Shoes and rally driver swiftly rose to prominence in the rallying community. He produced the popular Gymkhana video series as well as the Hoonigan brand. Block started his rallying career in 2005 and won the Rally America Championship’s Rookie of the Year award.

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He participated in the World Rally Championship and took home multiple medals for rallycross at the X Games. Fans witnessed him driving on dangerous tracks and obstacle courses in the American Gymkhana video series. On YouTube, the series received millions of views.