PLR 23-027 – PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist Mishap Claims One Soldier’s Life
A 29-year-old Specialist assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died in a PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishap 19 February 2023 in Clatskanie, Oregon, at 1800 local. During a 13-vehicle movement en route to Camp Rilea, Oregon, the convoy pulled off the highway to conduct a maintenance halt. One of the Soldiers was placing warning triangles on the roadway to block traffic when he was struck by a civilian vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the scene.
Since 2018, the Army has lost an average of six Soldiers a year to PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishaps. This mishap was the second PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist fatality of FY23 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.