A 19-year-old Private assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, died in a PMV-4 mishap 25 December 2022 near Warrington, Florida, at 0100 local. The Soldier was reportedly riding as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle mishap. A Honda sedan failed to maintain control and crossed the centerline, striking a Ford SUV head-on as it was approaching. The Soldier sustained fatal injuries. The specific circumstances of the mishap, including speed, the Soldier’s use of a seat belt, and the involvement of alcohol or drugs as contributing factors, are currently unknown. The unit/safety points of contact are waiting for the Florida Highway Patrol to release its final report.
Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the 12th PMV-4 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.