Ken Block a professional rally driver was involved in a snowmobile accident that claimed his life on January 2, 2023 at the age of 55.
The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office in Utah confirmed Block’s death in a statement published on Facebook.
“Block was riding on a steep slope in the Mill Hollow area outside Woodland, Utah at around 2:00 p.m. when his snowmobile “upended, landing on top of him,” police said. Block was riding with a group but alone at the time of the incident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Ken Block co-founded the skateboard brand DC Shoes in 1984. After selling the company in 2004, Block famously transitioned from marketing executive to one of the most recognizable names in motorsports.
Only five years after getting behind the wheel of a rally car, he became a World Rally and Rally America podium threat and a five-time X Games medalist in RallyCross.