|Daisy apparently didn't give him his answer, do. Howard|
then drove the bicycle built for two into oncoming traffic
and was struck head-on by a semi-truck. This is all that
is left of the bicycle.
"Though it was initially ruled an accident, our investigators believed that there was simply too much damaged caused to the bike for it to simply be a hit-and-run or an accident caused be negligence," said police spokesperson Amelia Newhart. "After taking a careful look at all the evidence, we believe that the driver of the bicycle, Howard Taft, purposely steered the bike into oncoming traffic in order to kill both himself and his passenger, Daisy Bell."
Friends of Ms. Bell, though grieving their loss, are not completely surprised. "I always told Daisy that Howard was a half-crazy loon!" Nancy Burgess, who attended the same church as Ms. Bell, told us. "I always suspected he was bi-polar and maybe had a slight mental illness. I guess I should have tried to do more."