A Sergeant assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a PMV-2 mishap that occurred 11 December 2022 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 2000 local. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle when he reportedly collided with a civilian car. He was initially transported to the local emergency room but then flown to Chapel Hill for further evaluation and treatment. He was placed on a ventilator but succumbed to his injuries five days later. The Soldier was properly licensed, completed the BRC-I and BRC-II, and was wearing the required personal protective equipment. Preliminary reports indicated the helmet’s integrity failed upon impact with the ground. Local authorities reported that alcohol was not suspected as a contributing factor. It is unknown if speed was a factor. The safety/unit points of contact are waiting for the Fayetteville Police Department to release its final report.
Since 2018, the Army has lost an average of 24 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap was the fifth PMV-2 fatality of FY23.