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PLR 18-047 - Army Motor Vehicle Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 20-year-old U.S. Army Reserve Private died 3 March 2018 in an Army motor vehicle mishap at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, Lima, Ohio, at 1300 local. The Soldier became pinned between a stationary vehicle, that he was helping move out of the maintenance bay, and a vehicle driven by another Soldier. He was in battle assembly/drill status at the time of the accident. The USACRC is leading a centralized accident investigation into the mishap.


Ground guides are required when wheeled and tracked vehicles are backed or when moved within an assembly area or motor pool. Additionally, ground guides are required to be properly trained according to TC 3-21.60, TC 21–305–20, and TC 21–306.

  • 19 March 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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