Ken Block: Rally driver and YouTube star dies in snowmobile accident | US News

Professional rally driver Ken Block, who later became an internet sensation with his daring driving stunts, died after a snowmobile accident, his team Hoonigan Racing said Monday.

“It is with great regret that we can confirm that Ken Block died today in a snowmobile accident,” Hoonigan said in a statement on Instagram.

“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. Most of all, he was a father and husband. We will miss him greatly.”

He is 55 years old.

The accident occurred in Wasatch County, Utah, and the sheriff’s office said Bullock was riding on a steep slope when the snowmobile tipped over and landed on him.

“He was injured in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene,” they said in a statement, adding that he was riding with a group but was alone at the time of the accident.

Bullock began his rally career in 2005, where he was named Rookie of the Year in the American Rally Championship. He competed in the World Rally Championship and won several rally medals at the X Games.

He also appeared in two episodes of Top Gear in 2016.

The American co-founded sportswear company DC Shoes and produced the Gymkhana video series, in which he navigates treacherous racetracks and obstacle courses. The series has garnered millions of views on YouTube.

His last YouTube video, posted two weeks ago, explored the behind-the-scenes of the 2022 ARA season and was titled “Go fast risk every thang.”

The video description explains the title: “It’s a mantra we often have to use in rallies. Sometimes it leads to champagne ceremonies, sometimes it leads to crashes.”

In a recent Instagram post, he shared photos of snowmobiles covered in snow.

“This is what some mornings look like on my ranch in Utah this time of year — just covered in snow!” Bullock said in the caption.

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