Elderly twin sisters dead after spending night in the cold in Barrington

Barrington police are investigating an apparent tragic accident that took the likes of two elderly twin sisters.

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross confirmed for NBC10 the deaths of 97-year-old twin sisters from an incident Friday night.

At approximately 8:11 a.m. on Saturday, Barrington Dispatch received a 911 call from a neighbor of an elderly women laying in the driveway of 21 Opechee Drive Barrington.

Barrington Rescue personnel immediately responded along with police officers and found 97-year-old Martha Williams of East Providence laying face down at the rear of her vehicle which was parked in the driveway of 21 Opechee Drive.

Located within the garage was her twin sister, 97-year-old Jean Haley, owner of 21 Opechee Drive. Both were immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

The investigation reveled that a younger sister, age 89 from Barrington, had accompanied Ms. Williams and Haley for dinner on Friday evening and all three returned back to the Opechee residence around 8:30 PM.

The Barrington sister then drove home that evening.

According to investigators foul play was not involved and Ms. Williams may have fallen in the driveway walking to her car.

Ms. Haley may have tripped on a rug on the floor of the garage as she attempted to enter her house to call for assistance.

The cause of death has not been determined at this time but extreme cold temperatures that evening may have been a factor.






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