Ken Block, a professional rally driver and former member of Top Gear, has passed away after the snowmobile accident, according to his team Hoonigan Racing. Hoonigan posted a statement on Instagram late on Monday night saying, “It is with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today.”They also added”Ken was a pioneer, an icon, and a visionary. And last but not least, a husband and father. Extremely, he will be missed.”
Ken Block Accident
The incident took place in Wasatch County, Utah, and according to the Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Block was riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile overturned and fell on top of him. He was riding alone but in a group when the accident happened, they added, and “he was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.”
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Block started his rallying career in 2005 and won the Rally America Championship’s Rookie of the Year award. He participated in the World Rally Championship and took home several medals for rallycross at the X Games. The American created the Gymkhana video series, in which he drove on perilous tracks and obstacle courses, as well as the athletic apparel company DC Shoes. On YouTube, the series received millions of views.
Ken Block was among the first professional rally drivers who documented his extreme action adventures. His Gymkhana series was hair-rising and thrilling at the same time. It is very unfortunate how a legend lost his life. His stunts were well-planned and well-executed. The Gym khana series will for ever be a homage to the legend Ken Block. We regret to say this but Ken Block is dead! Rip Legend. The world of adventure motorsports will not be the same with out you