Ken Block is a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, as well as a co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional skateboarder. The professional rally driver and YouTube star died in a snowmobile accident, his Hoonigan Racing team announced. He passed away at still the young age of 55, while his career was still at its peak leaving behind a family, Lucy, his wife, and three children. The accident occurred at 2 p.m. when Block was riding a snowmobile down a steep slope in Wasatch County, Utah, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.
The snowmobile upended and landed on top of Block, the Sheriff’s Office said, and he was later pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.
“Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,” a statement from the Sherriff’s Office said.
He is known for his stunt driving videos and his Gymkhana series, in which he performs complex drifting and tire-smoking maneuvers in high-powered sports cars. Block has also competed in various rallies and rallycross events around the world.
Block also became well-known for the Gymkhana YouTube series, in which he performed driving tricks and drifts in several cities around the US and abroad. The videos received hundreds of millions of views and were incredibly well-liked. "Absolutely gutted to hear about #KenBlock this morning. He was the first rally driver I followed and rekindled a lot of my life of cars and driving. Damn. 2023 isn't starting off kind. " - Joshaman on Twitter says.
"Rip to the legendary my favorite drifter," FunkoCoolPOP on Twitter says.
"Pro Rally Driver and Hoonigan Founder Ken Block Killed in Snowmobile Accident Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile accident on Monday. Our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected." Anwar Sidi tweeted.
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