Pro rally driver Ken Block killed in snowmobile accident in Utah

Ken Block, a professional rally car driver and co-founder of the car culture group Hoonigan has died in a tragic snowmobile accident. Hoonigan’s official Instagram account announced the death of Block who was 55.

Block had shared his photos of snowmobiling in Utah on his personal Instagram account. In a Facebook post, the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office in Utah confirmed Block’s death. According to police, Block was riding on a steep slope in the Mill Hollow area outside of Woodland, Utah, when his snowmobile overturned, landing on top of him around 2:00 p.m. He was dead on the spot, according to police.

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Hoonigan’s Instagram post confirmed with deep regret, that Block was killed in a snowmobile accident today. They wrote in a post that Block was a pioneer, a visionary, and a cultural icon. Block is a father and a husband.

Block was a skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross athlete. He was also known for his Gymkhana series of extreme auto sports videos, and he co-founded the DC shoe brand with Hoonigan.

Audi recently announced a partnership with Block on his upcoming Gymkhana project. Audi would construct a customised e-Tron EV for Block to use in his next project. Block has previously collaborated on rally and stunt projects with Subaru, Ford, and Audi.


  1. How does Ken Block make money?

    Block amassed his wealth as a professional rally driver, but the majority of his earnings came from D.C. Shoes, where he co-founded and served as Chief Brand Officer.
  2. Why was Ken Block famous?

    Ken Block became an internet sensation through a series of high-production-value Gymkhana stunt-driving videos.

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