PLR 20-060 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Private First Class assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in a PMV-4 mishap 20 June 2020 in Trigg County, Kentucky, at 0430 local. The Soldier was riding as a passenger in another Soldier's private motor vehicle when the driver lost control in a turn, struck a tree causing the vehicle to rollover. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier who was operating the vehicle was taken into custody on multiple charges, including driving under the influence. Seat belt use is currently unknown. The 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 23rd off-duty PMV-4 fatality of FY20. The relaxation of COVID restrictions is exposing Soldiers to an increase in off-duty risks. What are you doing to prevent young Soldiers from driving under the influence at 0430 in the morning?