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 23-028 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier’s Life

A 22-year-old Specialist assigned to the Army National Guard, Anderson, South Carolina, activated under Title 10 orders in support of the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region mission, died 18 February 2023 as a result of a PMV-4 mishap that occurred two days prior at 2203 local. The Soldier brought his vehicle to a full stop on I-85 due to construction and was rear-ended by a civilian truck and trailer. The impact pushed his vehicle forward into two more civilian vehicles. The Soldier was immediately transported to a local hospital, arriving in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries two days later. The civilian truck was reportedly traveling approximately 60-65 mph at the time of the collision. The three civilians sustained minor injuries. The unit/safety points of contact are awaiting the South Carolina Highway Patrol 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 13th PMV-4 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.



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