Ken Block the automotive daredevil and legend, posted on social media tonight that Block was killed in an accident while snowmobiling today.
In a post shared tonight on rally driver Ken Block’s Instagram account, Hoonigans, the group wrote: “We are deeply sorry and can confirm that Ken Block passed away today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a dreamer, a pioneer and an icon”. Most importantly, a father and husband. We will miss him very much.
Life moves fast
The loss of Ken Block was unimaginable. He wasn’t just a racer or a TV personality, he changed car culture. Scrolling through his bio is impressive. After co-founding the successful skate shoe company DC Shoes, Ken Block was inspired by his friend Travis Pastrana to give drag racing a try. He was almost 40 years old at the time, and within a year he was in the top 10 of his class. He lived life at full speed, partnered with winning co-driver Alex Gelsomino, won an X Games medal and competed in five different rally series over the next two decades. At the same time, he appeared on TV shows like Top Gear and Stunt Junkies and participated in one-off events like One Lap of America. Perhaps the most life-changing thing for Block and all of us was the start of the Gymkhana video series, which began as a marketing campaign for DC. It’s probably hard to remember the days before Block’s Gymkhana, when plate tectonics made “drift” mainstream, and if you drove a Subaru, you wouldn’t stand for a Mustang, let alone riding low. Initial information from the authorities
Preliminary Information of Authorities
The Wasatch County, Utah, sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that its 911 call center received a call around All Forest Services responded. The report stated: “The driver, Kenneth Block, a 55-year-old man from Park City, Utah, was driving his snowmobile up a steep grade when the snowmobile overturned and crushed him. He was pronounced dead.” Number of injured in the accident. Bullock was traveling with a group of people when the accident occurred, but he was alone. “The official cause of death will be determined by the Office of the State Medical Examiner. We are saddened to learn of Kenneth’s passing and offer our condolences to his deeply affected family and friends. We thank all first responders for their continued service. “