LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A vehicle has hit and killed a yak who rose to internet fame by making his great escape in Virginia while on the way to a butcher shop.
Meteor had been on the loose since Sept. 10 when he kicked off the back door of a livestock trailer and ran into the mountains.
Nelson County Animal Control officer Kevin Wright says there were no witnesses to Friday’s collision. He says a commercial vehicle may have hit the yak and kept going.
The Nelson County Farm Bureau wrote a tribute to Meteor on social media that ended with, “Roam free, Meteor!”