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PLR 18-048 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 25-year-old Private assigned to 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in a PMV-4 mishap 10 March 2018 in Mayfield, Kentucky, at 0200 local. The Soldier was operating a PMV-4 when it exited the roadway, traveled sideways through a field and struck a tree. Excessive speed and wet road conditions are reported as contributing factors.


  • Slow down at the first sign of rain, drizzle, or snow on the road as this is when many road surfaces are most slippery because moisture mixes with oil and dust that has not been washed away.

  • Be sure to turn on your low-beam headlights in reduced visibility instances.

  • Heavy rainfall can reduce visibility to zero. Pull over and wait for the rain to subside, or until visibility is restored.

  • 26 March 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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