PLR 20-049 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives
Two Privates assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-4 mishap 4 June 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 0500 local. One Soldier was driving his vehicle to work with two passengers when he reportedly ran a red light and struck a semi tractor-trailer. The driver and front passenger died at the scene, and the rear passenger was evacuated to a local hospital with lacerations and broken ribs. Alcohol use was not suspected and all Soldiers were wearing seat belts. This mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap is the 19th and 20th off-duty PMV-4 fatalities of FY20. This was the second off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20 with multiple fatalities.