A Sergeant assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-2 mishap 2 August 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 0100 local. The Soldier was riding another person’s motorcycle on the highway when he lost control. Reportedly, the Soldier was speeding and crossed the median before crashing. Alcohol use is unknown at this time. The Soldier was not wearing a helmet, was not licensed, and had not completed the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation training courses. The mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This preventable mishap is the 15th PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.