The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says that Ken Block was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope around 2 p.m. when it suddenly flipped over and landed on him.
Officials say that he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident because he was hurt so badly.
Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,
the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.
A source has learned that Ken Block, a rally car driving champion, action sports star, and co-founder of DC Shoes, died in a snowmobile accident in Utah at the age of 55.
Not all of the facts about the accident are known yet. Hoonigan, Block’s team, said in a statement about the tragedy,
Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband.
He will be incredibly missed.
Ken Block went snowmobiling in Utah, and he posted photos of his trip on Instagram early Monday morning.
Ken Block was, of course, one of the most well-known rally car drivers in the world. He has been racing since the middle of the 2000s and has won dozens of races.
But Ken Block didn’t just drive rally cars. He also did other action sports like motocross and skateboarding. He was also a very good snowboarder who competed.
Over the years, Ken Block became a big star on social media, getting millions of followers and subscribers online.
Ken also made his mark on the world of skate fashion. Block and his business partner Damon Way founded DC Shoes in 1994.
Ken is survived by his wife, Lucy, and three kids. Block’s daughter Lia, who is 16 years old, also drives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s family and friends. Rest in peace.