Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

PLRs are intended to be used as an engagement tool for leaders to discuss the hazards and trends impacting Soldier safety and readiness. A PLR contains only basic information, as the investigation is ongoing, but provides sufficient background to allow leaders an opportunity to communicate risk at the Soldier level.


PLR 23-018 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 21-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina died from a PMV-4 mishap 24 December 2022, near Goldsboro, North Carolina, at 2200 local. The Soldier was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle, overturned, and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by EMT to UNC Wayne Memorial Hospital and died from his injuries at 0334 on 25 December. It is suspected the Soldier was not wearing his seatbelt and it is currently unknown if alcohol or drugs are contributing factors. The safety/unit points of contact are waiting for law enforcement to release its final report.

Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the 10th PMV-4 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time last year.



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