Rally driver Ken Block dies

Rally driver Ken Block dies in an accident at the age of 55

The expert American motorist Ken Block died at the age of 55 after suffering an accident with his snowmobile in the state of Utah, United States. The daring driver excelled in different extreme driving sports such as the World Rally Championship and X-Games events, among which his appearances in skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross stood out. The preliminary result of the investigation reports that he died instantly when he was crushed by his vehicle.

Kenneth Block was born on November 21, 1967 in Long Beach, California and was involved in high-risk sports from a young age. Throughout his public career, which began around the year 2000, the Californian projected his driving skills by attending different motorized events until he even participated in the Rally contest.

His best placing came in the 2013 world rally championship, when he placed No. 13 aboard his Ford Fiesta RS WRC and his own Hoonigan Racing Division team. The company, upon hearing the tragic news, shared a short message on its Instagram account about the loss of its leader.

“With our deepest regret, we can confirm that Ken Block passed away today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a visionary, a trailblazer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed. Let’s respect the privacy of the family at this time while they grieve,” says the heartfelt message.

In addition, he was appointed as the head of Brand for DC Shoes and is mostly known for the viral demo driving videos that he carried out on his social media. Also, for the gymkhanas that he organized and encouraged as a driver, outdoor sports competitions in which different teams must meet certain physical challenges to achieve the best result, reach the finish line and win.

In recent times, this has earned him a contract with Audi to show the reliability of its new line of electrosports vehicles and generate a greater reach among his followers.

The cause of death of Ken Block

According to official information from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, a 911 call was received at approximately 2:00 p.m. about a person who had suffered an accident in the snow.

At that point, all the forest services responded. The post says: “The driver, Kenneth Block, a 55-year-old man from Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile up a steep incline when the snowmobile flipped over and landed on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident. Mr. Block was traveling 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 learn of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts go out to his deeply affected family and friends. We thank all of our first responders for his continued service,” the statement explains.

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