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Rally car driver Ken Block killed in Utah snowmobile accident

WASATCH CO., Utah — Ken Block, a professional rally car driver, was killed in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.

The 55-year-old was riding a steep slope in the Mill Hollow area when the snowmobile landed upside down on top of him, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.Bullock was out with a group, but he was alone when the accident happened around 2pm.

Brock, who lived in Park City, had posted photos from his trip on his Instagram page earlier in the day.

The sheriff’s office, along with Utah State Parks and U.S. Forest Service crews, responded to the scene of the accident. The state coroner’s office will determine the official cause of death.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said, “We are saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Our deepest grief goes out to his family and friends. We thank our first responders for their continued service.”

Brock began his rally car career in 2005, being named Rookie of the Year in his first season and winning five medals at the X Games.

Block’s team, Hoonigan Racing, wrote on social media: “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, an icon and most importantly a father and husband. He will be greatly missed. ” he posted on social media.

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