What we figure is that the early morning car accident and the subsequent closing of the intersection around the corner from our house (the detour that almost made me late to work) caused a ton of extra traffic to be funneled down our street... traffic a 12 yr old cat wasn't used to navigating.
Beach picked Ladybug out from an adoption center right after we moved in here to the farm. She was a tiny cat and yet she was always the boss. No matter what stray or feral cat joined our farm she was in charge. Yep, she even out ranked Murder Cat.
Rest in peace, Ladybug.