Ken Block: Iconic rally driver killed in snowmobile accident

Pro rally driver Ken Block has died at the age of 55 following a snowmobile accident, his team Hoonigan Racing has confirmed. It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today, Hoonigan Racing. The accident occurred in Utah’s Wasatch County. The local Sheriff’s Office said that Block was riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended and landed on top of him. Block was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident. Having begun his rallying career in 2005, Block was named Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship and won several rallycross medals at the X Games. Block also produced the Gymkhana video series, which featured him driving on dangerous tracks and obstacle courses. The series racked up millions of views on YouTube and made him an internet sensation.