Ken Block, a professional rally driver, died in a snowmobile accident
In Utah on Monday, professional rally driver Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile accident.
The Mill Hollow area was reported to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department around 2 p.m.
“The driver, Kenneth Block, [a] 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,” According to a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office.
It went on to say that while Mr. Block had been riding with others, he had been by himself at the time of the accident.
The Utah State Parks and the United States Forest Service, along with Search and Rescue, dispatched officers to the area.
The sheriff’s office added, “We are saddened to hear of Kenneth’s loss and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.”
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed,” Block co-founded Hoonigan Industries, an auto media and apparel company, and they posted on Instagram.
Block’s Gymkhana videos, which feature him performing dangerous stunts while driving a car, consistently receive over 50 million views and have earned him 1.92 million subscribers on YouTube. When ESPN’s X Games occasionally featured rally racing, he competed there as well.