Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 22-060 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 24-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a PMV-4 mishap 18 June 2022 in El Paso, Texas, at 0030 local. The Soldier was a passenger traveling with another Soldier in his private motor vehicle when the driver lost control while navigating a curve at an intersection. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a light pole, and caught fire. Fire medical services arrived, extinguished the fire, and transported the Soldier to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver survived with burns. Other specific circumstances such as mishap sequence, speed, the involvement of alcohol or drugs, and the Soldier’s use of a seat belt are still unknown. This mishap is under investigation by local law enforcement.

Since 2017, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the 21st PMV-4 fatality of FY22 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.


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