PLR 20-064 – GMV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Specialist assigned to Fort Drum, New York, died in a Government Motor Vehicle mishap 3 July 2020 in Farah, Afghanistan, at 1830 local. The Soldier was operating an M-RZR on a forward operating base when the vehicle overturned and pinned him under the roll bar. The CZE medics responded and began lifesaving procedures. The Soldier was transported to a medical facility, where he was pronounced dead. The mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers a year to on-duty GMV mishaps. This mishap is the ninth on-duty GMV fatality of FY20.