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 23-027 – 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.


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