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PLR 24-001 – GMV Mishap Claims Two Soldiers' Lives

A 22-year-old Specialist and 23-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, died in a government motor vehicle (GMV) mishap 2 October 2023 on the installation at 1100 local. During a unit movement from the battalion area to the Yukon Training Area (YTA) to conduct a Platoon Live Fire Exercise, the driver lost control of the MTV on an improved tank trail in YTA and rolled over. As a result, two Soldiers sustained fatal injuries and 10 other Soldiers sustained non-fatal injuries. A Safety Investigation Board led by members of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is leading the investigation into the mishap.

Since 2019, the Army has lost an average of eight Soldiers a year to GMV mishaps. This mishap was the first and second GMV fatalities of FY24 and above the number of fatalities for the same period last year.

 

 

  • 12 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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