A Sergeant assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in a PMV-2 mishap 28 August 2021 in Bell County, Texas, at 1300 local. The Soldier was operating a motorcycle involved in a single-vehicle mishap. He was found unconscious with signs of severe head trauma. The Soldier was taken to the local hospital, underwent emergency surgery, and placed in a medically induced coma. The Soldier died as a result of his injures on 14 September 2021. The specific circumstances of the mishap, including speed, Soldier’s use of personal protective equipment, and the involvement of alcohol or drugs are unknown at this time.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap was the 23rd off-duty PMV-2 fatality of FY21.