Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

Pro Rally Driver and Co-Founder of Hoonigan, Ken Block, was killed in a snowmobile accident on January 2, 2023. He was 55 years of age.

Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

In 2005, Block began his National rallying career with the Vermont SportsCar team. Vermont SportsCar prepared a 2005 Subaru WRX STi for Block to compete.

Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

His first event of the rallying season was Sno*Drift, where he ended up finishing seventh overall and fifth in the Group N class.

During the 2005 season, Block had five top five finishes and placed third overall in the Group A class and fourth overall in the Rally America National Championship.

At the end of his first rallying year, Ken Block had won the Rally America Rookie of the Year award.

Ken Block Accident 

Pro Rally driver, action sports legend and DC Shoes co-founder, Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile incident near his home in Utah, USA. He was 55 years and is survived by his wife, Lucy, and his three daughters.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office in Utah, USA, released the following statement on Ken Block’s death.

Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

“On January 2, 2023, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Wasatch County 911 Centre received a call reporting a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area.

Search and Rescue, along with law enforcement from Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service responded.

The driver, Kenneth Block, 55-year-old male out of Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident. Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred.”

Ken Block snowmobile 

The accident occurred in Utah’s Wasatch County. The local Sheriff’s Office said that Block was riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him.

“It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” Hoonigan said in a statement on posted to Instagram on Monday.

Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”

“He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident,” they said in a statement, adding that he was riding in a group but was alone when the accident occurred.

Having begun his rallying career in 2005, Block was named Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship and won several rallycross medals at the X Games.

The American also co-founded sportswear company DC Shoes and produced the Gymkhana video series, which featured him driving on dangerous tracks and obstacle courses. The series racked up millions of views on YouTube.

How did die

Professional rally driver Ken Block, who became famous as Hoonigan died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on Monday.

Ken Block : Accident | Snowmobile | How did die

Aged 55 years, Ken Block passed away after an accident. The details of the accident are not out yet.

His team Hoonigan Racing put out an official statement, “It’s with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” the statement read. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”

According to the information, Block was riding the snowmobile in Wasatch County in Utah. Sherrif’s office confirmed that Block riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him.

“He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident”, according to the statement. He was riding in a group but was alone when the accident occurred.

Ken Block began his rallying career in 2015. He was named Rookie of the year in the Rally America Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship and won several rallycross medals at the X Games.

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