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 23-047 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 34-year-old Staff Sergeant assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, died in a PMV-4 mishap that occurred 26 April 2023 in Laurinburg, at 1200 local. It was reported the Soldier’s vehicle was struck by another civilian vehicle and pushed into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. He was transported to the local medical center, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for further treatment, and placed in an induced coma. Seven days later, the Soldier succumbed to his injuries. The Soldier was wearing his seat belt; speed and the involvement of alcohol were not contributing factors. The unit/safety points of contact are awaiting further documentation and updates from the investigation.

Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the 16th PMV-4 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time last year.



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