An 18-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, died in a PMV-4 mishap 23 October 2022 in Wayne County, Ohio, at 2302 local. The Soldier was a recent AIT graduate and was participating in the Hometown Recruiting Program. He was driving home with his younger brother when their vehicle left the road and entered a creek bed. The Soldier died and his brother remains in critical condition with significant injuries. According to a local news report, both occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Western Holmes Fire and emergency medical services, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene. Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the third PMV-4 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.