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.