According to a report in the Wenatchee World newspaper, Charles Everson, Jr. and his wife Linda were driving on Highway 150 about one mile east of Manson in Chelan County when a cow fell about 200 feet off a cliff and landed on the hood of their minivan.
“It was ‘bam’- you just saw something come down and hit the hood,” Everson told the newspaper from a hotel room in Manson.
Rena Albertson, the owner of the cow, said the animal was named Michelle and the family had raised her from a calf.
“She was a long way from home, lost and scared,” said Rena Albertson. “She was at a breeding facility since August and had broken away from their control about three weeks ago.”
Anderson said after weeks of attempting to contain Michelle, the breeder was right behind her on a four-wheeled ATV, but an hour later she was dead.