- Ken Block, a YouTuber and rally driver, died in a snowmobile accident at the age of 55.
- A local sheriff’s office and Block’s own Hoonigan Industries confirmed the death.
- Block was well-known for his daring videos that included test drives and intense car footage.
According to a police statement and his automotive clothing company Hoonigan Industries, YouTuber and professional rally driver Ken Block died at the age of 55.
According to a statement from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Block died in a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area of Utah. It was after he was traveling on a steep slope and the snowmobile “upended” and crushed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Block, a co-founder of DC Shoes, had just under two million subscribers. And also has 206 million views on his personal YouTube account, which he started in 2010.
Hoonigan Industries’ channel has over 5.3 million subscribers and one billion views. And it includes the viral “Gymkhana” series, which featured Block driving wildly and drifting in a variety of vehicles.
Block recently uploaded footage of his journey to win the American Rally Association title in 2022.
Fans have flooded the comments section with messages praising Block and sending their condolences to his family.
“RIP Ken… what a legacy you’ve left behind,” one user wrote.
According to his YouTube bio, Block began professional rally driving in 2005. And he has won over 25 national-level competitions around the world.