BREAKING: Professional Race Car Driver Ken Block Killed In Accident

Professional race car driver Ken Block was killed in Utah Monday during a snowmobile accident, according to local law enforcement. He was 55 years old.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said that they received a phone call about a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area around 2 p.m.

“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,” police said in a statement. “He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.”

Law enforcement said that Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident happened.

I’m speechless. Another legend gone entirely too soon. Ken Block was an incredibly huge inspiration to myself and so many others in the car community. He will definitely be missed. #RIP #KenBlock pic.twitter.com/ItNvzV4F9A

— Gavin Trace Simon (@itsjusta6_) January 3, 2023

Hoonigan Industries, which Block co-founded, announced his death in a statement posted on social media.

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

Block co-founded the popular skate shoe company DC Shoes before he became a professional rally car driver. His likeable personality brought new audiences into the sport as many of his racing videos racked up millions of views on YouTube.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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