6:59 PM PT — In line with the Wasatch County Sheriff's Workplace, Block was using a snowmobile at round 2 PM on a steep slope when the car instantly upended and landed on prime of him.
Officers say he was pronounced useless on scene as a result of accidents he suffered through the accident.
“Mr. Block was using with a gaggle however was alone when the accident occurred,” the sheriff's workplace mentioned in a press release. “We're saddened to listen to of the lack of Kenneth and our hearts are together with his household and mates so deeply affected.”
Ken Block, rally automotive driving champion, motion sports activities star, and DC Footwear co-founder is useless on the age of 55 following a snowmobile accident in Utah, TMZ Sports activities has discovered.
Particulars surrounding the accident are usually not but clear. Block's workforce, Hoonigan, launched a press release on the tragedy … saying, “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most significantly, a father and husband.”
“He might be extremely missed.”
Block was in Utah snowmobiling … and posted footage on Instagram earlier Monday morning.
After all, Ken was probably the most well-known Rally automotive drivers on this planet … the place he competed for the reason that mid-2000s, ending on the rostrum dozens of instances.
However, Block did not simply drive rally vehicles … he additionally competed in motocross and skateboarding, amongst different motion sports activities. He was additionally a aggressive snowboarder.
Through the years, Block turned a giant star on social media, amassing hundreds of thousands of followers and subscribers on-line.
Ken additionally left his mark within the skating trend world. Block, together with enterprise associate Damon Means, based the model DC Footwear in 1994.
Ken is survived by his spouse Lucy and three youngsters. Block's 16-year-old daughter Lia can be a driver.
Initially Revealed — 6:14 PM PT