Ken Block is shown here in this undated photo with Jay Leno. (Courtesy: Hoonigan Industries)
Pro rally driver and founder of Hoonigan Industries Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident in Utah Monday.
He was 55.
According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call about an accident in the Mill Hollow area at about 2 p.m. local time.
“The driver, Kenneth Block … 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,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement posted to Facebook.
Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred, officials said.
“We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected,” the sheriff’s office added.
Hoonigan Industries officials issued a statement following Block’s death, saying, in part, that “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”