January 03, 2023 By Steven Edward Yu

Pro Rally Driver Ken Block Killed in Snowmobile Accident

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Utah, USA, January 2 – Profesional rally driver and Hoonigan co-founder Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile accident in the afternoon of January 2, confirmed the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office in a statement published on Facebook, and Hoonigan themselves, who have released this public statement:

It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and a husband.”

Block, 55, was a prominent personality in the motorsports community. He co-founded DC shoes, and quickly made a name for himself in the world of rallying, developing the Hoonigan brand and creating the wildly popular Gymkhana video series.

Block was riding a steep slope in the Mill Hollow area outside Woodland, Utah at around 2 PM when his snowmobile “upended, landing on top of him,” police said. Though Block was with a group, he was alone at the time of the accident.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A year-round adrenaline junkie, Block spent his time participating in winter sports, including snowboarding, driving UTVs, and snowmobiling when he wasn’t driving electric stunt cars from Audi or race cars from Porsche.

Block is survived by his wife, Lucy, and three children.

Our condolences and prayers go out to the Block family at this difficult time.




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