PLR 23-032 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A 22-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a PMV-2 mishap 15 March 2023 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 1935 local. The Soldier and his roommate were operating their motorcycles off-post. A Fayetteville Civil Crash Investigator observed the Soldiers doing wheelies at a high rate of speed as they crossed the intersection. One of the Soldiers struck a civilian truck head-on. The Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) responded to the scene and the Soldier was transported to the local medical center emergency room where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The Soldier’s use of personal protective equipment and completion of the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation training has not been verified. The unit/safety points of contact are waiting for the FPD 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 eighth PMV-2 fatality of FY23