Ken Block dead: YouTube Star and Pro Rally Driver Killed in Snowmobile Accident!

Ken Block dead: YouTube Star and Pro Rally Driver Killed in Snowmobile Accident!
source: Los Angeles Time
  • Pro rally driver and YouTube sensation Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident.
  • The 55-year-old entrepreneur cum internet sensation collapsed after the vehicle he was riding upended along a steep slope.
  • The DC Shoes and Hoonigan Industries founder is announced dead after the tragic Park City accident on January 2, 2022.

RIP Block! Pro rally driver is dead at 55

Pro rally driver and YouTube personality Ken Block has died in a snowmobile accident at the age of 55.

The action sports star collapsed near his Park City, Utah home on January 2, 2022.  The DC Shoes and Hoonigan Industries company announced his death news on Instagram writing,

“It’s with deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”

Ken Block
Ken Block died at 55, from a snowmobile accident (source: Car and Driver)

Block was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries from a snowmobile accident at around 2:00 p.m. The snowmobile he was riding upended on a steep slope and landed on top of him. The Sheriffs confirmed the same stating,

“We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.” 

Nitro RallyCross series teammate Steve Arpin told ESPN about the late racing driver. Offering tributes and honoring Block who is survived by his wife, Lucy, and their three children, he said,

“Ken was a legend in his ability to take a vision and make it a reality. He created an industry. But if you were lucky enough to know him, that’s where the best parts of Ken surfaced.

He treated his friends like gold and would create opportunities for whoever wanted to put in the work. He was everything this world needs more of, and just happened to do a lot of really cool stuff on the side.”

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Who was Ken Block?

Ken Block was a marketing executive of DC Shoes who also landed a successful rally car driver career. One of the five-time X Games medalists in RallyCross had a huge public following of his stunt driving on his Hoonigan channel.

Ken Block
Rallycross driver Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident (source:

The action sports star was spending his holiday while there was snow dumping in Park City Utah. He was vlogging his journey and also shared a glimpse of how he spent the holidays on social media, saying,

“It’s been DUMPING snow in Park City, Utah this week with more forecasted for the weekend, and we wouldn’t be able to make it out to the ranch without the @SkiDoo sleds and @KubotaUSA machinery to clear the way! Can’t wait to see how much more powder stacks up over the next few days! #KubotaCountry”

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