Gymkhana rider Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident on Monday at the age of 55.
American Ken Block died Monday in a snowmobile accident in Mill Hollow. The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office in Utah, where he had a ranch, said help was called around 2 p.m. Monday. The pilot’s machine, which was moving on a steep trajectory, turned towards him. He unfortunately died of his injuries at the scene, explains Le Parisien.
This is what some mornings on my ranch in Utah look like this time of year – fresh snow! Fortunately, we have the Ski-doo sleds, @CanAm Mavericks (one on track!) and Defender, and the Kubota machinery to dig us out and keep the property maintained. pic.twitter.com/LXJG1A6yPr
—Ken Block (@kblock43) 29 December 2022
His company Hoonigan Industries announced his death on Instagram: “It is with our deepest regret that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And above all, a father and a husband. He will be sorely missed“.
Kenneth Paul Block was born on November 21, 1967 in Long Beach. The Californian, who was passionate about sliding, first practiced skateboarding and motocross and quickly found his way to extreme sports and sliding. In particular, he is the co-founder of the DC shoe brand, well known to skating enthusiasts in the 90s. But it is with his gymkhana training and his incredible drives that he becomes widely known.
This top-notch driver streams some very impressive videos that are quickly racking up millions of views. He also competed in the WRC World Rally Championship and the World Rallycross Championship. He also participated in the famous Pikes Peak Race and the X Games.