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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

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About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 20-037 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 22-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died 25 March 2020 in a PMV-4 mishap on the installation at 0430 local. The Soldier lost control of his PMV and struck a culvert, flipping the vehicle upon impact. He was partially ejected out of the driver’s side window. It is suspected that he was not wearing a seat belt, driving intoxicated and traveling at a high rate of speed. The Soldier was under a 2200 to 0500 curfew as part of COVID-19 prevention measures. His vehicle was discovered by the staff duty officer at 0430. The mishap is under investigation

Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap is the 16th PMV-4 fatality of FY20. Alcohol, no seat belts, reckless driving, driving after midnight, breaking curfew, all during the duty week, are leading contributing factors to these types of accidents. Supervisors are the first line of defense to stop this behavior before it adds to the leading cause of Army mishap fatalities.

 

 

PLR 20-033 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 29-year-old Private assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-4 mishap 22 February 2020 at 0300 local. The Soldier had attended a party where he was allegedly drinking. Afterward, he lost control of his vehicle, driving off the road and onto a grass knoll. The Soldier’s vehicle flipped three times, during which he was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 13th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20, which equals the number of mishaps for the same time period last year. PMV-4 mishaps continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in the Army. Poor decision-making and indiscipline only exacerbate the problem.

 

 

PLR 20-030 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 20-year-old Private First Class assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died in a PMV-4 mishap 14 February 2020 in Redding, California, at 0117 local. The Soldier was driving his PMV when he was struck from behind by a civilian driver. As the Soldier's vehicle came to a halt, it was struck again by a semi-truck. The civilian driver who initially struck the Soldier’s vehicle was reported to be intoxicated. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 12th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20 and just one fatality below last year's pace. Every driver shares the road, so it’s critical to maintain vigilance and practice defensive driving, especially when operating a vehicle after midnight.

 

 

PLR 20-029 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 23-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, died in a PMV-4 mishap 7 February 2020 on Parks Highway, Alaska, at 1540 local. The Soldier was operating his PMV, with two other Soldiers as passengers, when he collided head on with a civilian F-350. All three Soldiers were pinned inside the vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers were transported to the local hospital for unspecified non-fatal injuries. One of the injured Soldiers has been treated and released, while the other remains in serious condition. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 11th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20 and barely below the 13 PMV-4 fatalities for the same time period in FY19. PMV-4 mishaps continue to be the biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

PLR 20-027 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
Two Privates assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in a PMV-4 mishap 1 February 2020 in Austin, Texas, at 1913 local. One of the Soldiers was operating his PMV when he crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. His vehicle flipped into a nearby culvert, killing him and the Soldier riding as a passenger. The civilian driver of the other vehicle also died. The mishap is under investigation.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 34 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This was the 10th fatal off-duty PMV-4 mishap of FY20, which is barely below the 13 PMV-4 fatalities for the same time period in FY19. PMV-4 mishaps continue to be the biggest killer of our Soldiers.

 

 

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