Elderly twins die after falling, spending night outside home

The sister's bodies were sent to the coroner's office for an autopsy, but the authorities believe that they've died due to hypothermia.

They were pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital on Saturday morning.

Temperatures were as low as 22 degrees on Saturday night.

The Boston Globe reports Jean Haley and Martha Williams went out to dinner Friday night with their 89-year-old sister. A neighbor found the twin sisters the next morning.

Haley went to call police for help, but she tripped and fell in the garage.




The sisters frequented Eats Restaurant in Seekonk, Massachusetts, several times a week, owner George Mihailides recalled Monday. He often asked them about the secret to a long life and he thinks their upbeat attitude was key. "They did everything together", John Haley said. "A real class act". The Providence Journal reported that Haley lived at 21 Opechee Drive, Barrington, and Williams lived in East Providence.

After further investigation, officers believe Williams fell in the driveway while walking to her vehicle.

Haley was left immobile, with the garage door wide open to the harsh weather outside, and her sister still stranded on the driveway.

Police say Martha Young Williams and Jean Young Haley lost their footing in the driveway of Ms Haley's house in the town of Barrington on Friday.

It's highly improbable to find out which one of them fell first or if one of the women fell while trying to help the other one.

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