Ken Block, rally driver, dies in a snowmobile accident

The 55-year-old American died immediately after overturning his snowmobile on a slope

Rally driver Ken Block.Ken Block (Instagram)

The skilled rally driver Ken Blockwho later turned an Web sensation together with his daring stunts behind the wheel, has died at age 55 after a snowmobile accident, his Hoonigan Racing workforce stated Monday.

“It’s with our deepest remorse that we will verify that Ken Block has died right this moment in a snowmobile accident,” Hoonigan stated in an announcement on Instagram.

“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most significantly, a father and husband. He shall be sorely missed,” he added.

The accident occurred in Wasatch County of Utah and the Sheriff’s Workplace stated Block was driving up a steep grade when the snowmobile flipped over and fell on prime of him.

“He died on the scene attributable to accidents sustained within the accident,” they stated in an announcement, including that he was in a bunch however was alone when the accident occurred.

Past his sports activities profession, the American additionally co-founded the clothes firm DC Footwear and produced the Gymkhana video sequence, by which he appeared driving on harmful tracks and impediment programs. The sequence collected hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.