97-year-old twins die on the same day

A pair of 97-year-old twin sisters are thought to have frozen to death after they fell over in the driveway in freezing conditions.

"On behalf of the men and women of the Barrington Police Department, our deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to the Haley and Williams' families during their tragic loss", LaCross' statement read.

Jean Haley tried desperately to call for help after she noticed her sister, Martha Williams, had also fallen, Barrington Police told WHIO.

The twin sisters were found 25 feet from each other, Martha Williams is thought to have fallen while walking to her vehicle in the bitter cold on Friday night. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said the women were no more than 25 feet away from each other.

The women were discovered by a neighbour Saturday morning and rushed to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Two elderly twins died in a heartbreaking incident in Rhode Island. "It was kind of a comforting feeling to know they were still together".

Temperatures had dropped overnight to as low as 11F (-11C). All three went to Haley's Opechee Drive home at about 8:30 p.m.

The younger sister was not with her older siblings at the time. "They did everything together", John Haley said.

The precise cause of death hasn't been issued but extremely cold temperatures might have been a factor in the deaths, La Coss said.

Police are not treating their deaths as suspicious and do not suspect foul play - as both sisters had nothing taken from their purses. Haley was found in the garage.

  • Rosalie Stanley