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 23-33 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 33-year-old SGT assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, died 16 March 2023 in a PMV-2 mishap that occurred 15 March 2023, at 2000 local. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle when he collided with a Chevy pickup truck. The Soldier was transported to the local hospital where he died at approximately 0100 on 16 March 2023. The Soldier had completed the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation training. The Soldier’s personal protective equipment was found in his bag at the local hospital, however, it was unclear if it was worn.

Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 24 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap was the 9th PMV-2 fatality of FY23 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.



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