Ken Block Dies In Snowmobile Accident in Utah

Ken Block Dies In Snowmobile Accident in Utah

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Ken Block Dies In Snowmobile Accident in Utah

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Really sad news out of Utah where action sports pioneer Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident near his home. He was 55 years old.

“It’s with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.” –Hoonigan Industries

BBC reports Block co-founded the skateboard brand DC Shoes in 1984. After selling DC in 2004, Block turned his focus to the world of motorsports where he quickly established himself as top rally driver.

In 2008 he posted his first installment of the Gymkhana stunt driving video series to YouTube that went on to become one of the most popular motorsports channels in history of the website with over 1 billion views.

Ken was a successful businessman, driver, but most importantly he was a dedicated family man. Travis Pastrana spoke with ESPN and had this to say about the tragic loss:

“This year, Ken was so happy. At the races, he was happy to be racing with Lucy and to have his daughter racing and to have his kids at most of the races.  Few people get to the point in their lives where everything comes together, and to have it all taken away like this is devastating.”

Ken is survived by his wife Lucy and 3 children. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office STATEMENT:

On January 2, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Wasatch County 911 Center received a call reporting a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area.
Search and Rescue, along with law enforcement from Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service responded.

The driver, Kenneth Block, 55-year-old male out of Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him. He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.

Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.

We thank all of our first responders for their continued service.

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