PLR 23-029 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A 25-year-old Specialist assigned to Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, died in a PMV-2 mishap 19 February 2023 in Okatie, South Carolina, at 1919 local. The Soldier was traveling east and crossing an intersection when he collided with a civilian SUV heading north. The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) and paramedics responded and pronounced the Soldier dead at the scene. The Soldier had completed the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation training. Reportedly, his helmet was found at the scene, but it is unclear if he was wearing it. It is currently unknown if speed or alcohol were contributing factors. The unit/safety points of contact are awaiting SCHP to release its final report.
Since 2018, the Army has lost an average of 24 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap was the seventh PMV-2 fatality of FY23.