PLR 20-059 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Captain assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, died 26 June 2020 in an off-duty PMV-2 mishap in Houston County, Alabama, at 0349 local. The Soldier was involved in a single vehicle motorcycle accident and pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier’s chain of command was notified by Criminal Investigation Division of the mishap. The use of personal protective equipment and completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse are unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the 14th off-duty PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.