97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside

Two 97-year-old twins have died in freezing temperatures after falling over outside one of their homes in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

Police Chief John LaCross told Eyewitness News Williams was face down in the driveway and Haley was face down in the garage.

Police say a neighbor reported seeing an elderly woman lying in the driveway of her home.

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Twin 97-year-old women in Rhode Island, Jean Y. Haley and Martha Y. Williams, died on Saturday after falling and apparently freezing to death.

LaCross says police don't suspect foul play. They were stranded outside overnight, mere steps away from one of their homes, in temperatures that fell to 13 degrees Fahrenheit.

The twin sisters were found 25 feet from each other, Martha Williams is thought to have fallen while walking to her auto in the bitter cold on Friday night. Haley lived along the Providence River waterfront in Barrington for more than 60 years. Haley may have tripped on a rug in the garage as she tried to enter the house and call for assistance, the statement said. "It was very much a shock to us", said Jean Haley's daughter-in-law, Jessica Haley.

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According to reports, Martha Williams and her sister, Jean Haley, who were best friends throughout their lives, died from what investigators believe was hypothermia on Saturday.

Temperatures dipped to -11 C overnight Friday in the area and, while autopsy results were still pending Monday afternoon, police cited extreme cold temperatures as a possible factor in the deaths.

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