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PLR 18-064 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A Specialist assigned to 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died 30 April 2018 from injuries sustained in PMV-4 mishap nine days earlier in Clarksville, Tennessee, at 0400 local. The Soldier was a passenger in a vehicle that went out of control on an interstate and came to a rest inverted in the median. The driver suffered minor injuries. Local authorities suspect alcohol was a factor.

  • Drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher involved in fatal crashes were 4.5 times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than drivers with no alcohol in their systems.

  • Every day, nearly 29 people in the U.S. die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes; that's one person every 50 minutes.

  • The 25- to 34-year-old age group had the highest percentage (27 percent) of drivers with a BAC of .08 percent or higher in fatal crashes compared to other age groups.

  • 29 May 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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