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.