Rally Driver Ken Block Passes on in a Snowmobile Accident
According to reports made by the Hoonigan Racing team, American professional rally driver, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team, Kenneth Paul Block, 55, died after a snowmobile accident.
Reports revealed that the accident occurred in Utah’s Wasatch County where he was riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him. The late was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident after he had sustained several injuries from the accident.
“He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident,” part of the statement read.
His team broke the news on Instagram on January 2 revealing that the rally legend was no longer alive after the incident.
“It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” Hoonigan stated.
The team attributed him to be an icon to many, especially in the rally world and also in his family.
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.” Hoonigan stated.
We’re shocked to hear of Ken Block’s sudden passing and our immediate thoughts are with his family and friends Ken’s work and passion for the sport touched the imaginations of hundreds of millions around the world. He was a creative driving force that helped to redefine our sport pic.twitter.com/wVXRaagcyi— M-Sport (@MSportLtd) January 3, 2023
Ken began his career in 2005 when he was named Rally America Championship Rookie of the Year. He won several rallycross medals at the X Games and competed in the World Rally Championship.
The American also co-founded DC Shoes and created the Gymkhana video series, in which he drove on dangerous tracks and obstacle courses.