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GOT RISK? - Four Soldiers killed in various personal vehicle crashes

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U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

A Soldier assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died of injuries from a PMV-2 crash that occurred July 22 in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 21-year old specialist was operating his 2002 Yamaha R6 motorcycle with the right of way when it collided with an SUV as it was turning (left) in his path of travel. The Soldier was MSF-trained and wearing full PPE but suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

* A Soldier assigned to the 916th Support Brigade, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, died from injuries sustained in a privately-owned aircraft crash that occurred July 29 in Big Bear City, California. The 30-year old CW-2 was flying a rented 1980 Cessna 172N light plane with his fiancée on board when it crashed following departure from the Big Bear City airport. First responders reported that there were no survivors. The NTSB is conducting a safety investigation.

* A Texas Army National Guard Soldier died of injuries from a PMV-2 crash that occurred July 29 in Abilene, Texas. The 50-year old staff sergeant was operating his motorcycle when he lost control on a curve and struck a sign post in the median. He was reportedly not wearing a helmet and he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

* An Ohio Army National Guard Soldier died from injuries sustained in a PMV-4 crash that occurred Aug. 4 on US Route 23, in Piketon County, Ohio. The 20-year old PV2’s pick-up left the road on a turn and rolled multiple times. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.