Ken Block shared a haunting final post before he was killed in snowmobile accident
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Top Gear star Ken Block shared a haunting final video just hours before he died in a snowmobile accident.
The 55-year-old, who featured in the American version of popular motoring programme, died on 2 January while out in Utah's Wasatch County.
According to Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Mr Block died after the snowmobile he was on overturned and landed on top of him.
In a statement, the Sheriff’s Office said: "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."
Shortly before he died, he posted a story on Instagram, which showed him out in the snow. Mr Block had captioned one snowy scene: “Sketchy and snowy drive with some great snowboard entertainment.”
In another he shared a shot of several vehicles covered in a thick layer of snow.
Fans who watched his last post have since turned to social media to share tributes, with one person posting: “Life is indeed short. Ken Block's last Instagram post. The rally superstar died shortly afterwards in a snowmobile accident."
Another said: “Wasn't expecting to hear about rally and stunt driver Ken Block passing away at just 56.
"Apparently the cause was a snowmobile accident. Just 11 hours ago he had posted stories on Instagram where he was excited about heavy snow in his area.”
Hoonigan Racing Division had been the first to share the news of his tragic passing, writing on Instagram: "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."