PLR 20-051 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Specialist assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in a PMV-2 mishap 3 June 2020 in Killeen, Texas, at 2142 local. The Soldier was riding his motorcycle with a group when he lost control and collided with another rider while attempting to exit the highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety responded and declared the Soldier dead at the scene. The Soldier was wearing personal protective equipment, but Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse certification has not been verified. This mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the 11th PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.