Ken Block tragically passed away at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident.
Hoonigan Racing Division announced the sad news of Ken Block's passing and expressed their grief, stating that he will be deeply missed.
They shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram on January 3rd:
"It's with our 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.
"Please respect the family's privacy at this time while they grieve."
The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash, and in a statement, they revealed that the snowmobile had flipped over and crushed Mr. Block.
Tragically, Mr. Block was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office stated:
"On January 2, 2023 at approximately 2pm, the Wasatch County 911 Center received a call reporting a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area.
"Search and Rescue, along with law enforcement from Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Utah State Parks and the US Forest Service responded.
"The driver, Kenneth Block, 55-year-old male out of Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him.
"He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident. Mr Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred.
"The State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the official cause of death.
"We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected. We thank all of our first responders for their continued service."
Ken Block began his rallying career nearly 20 years ago and earned the title of Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship.
After his successful start in the Rally America Championship, Mr. Block went on to compete in the World Rally Championship and earned several medals at the X Games.
In addition to his successful racing career, Mr. Block co-founded the sportswear brand DC Shoes.
Ken Block is survived by his wife Lucy and their three children.