Two 97-year-old twins have died in freezing temperatures after falling over outside one of their homes in the USA state of Rhode Island.
Barrington Police in Rhode Island said that one of the 97-year-old twin sisters, Jean Haley, tried calling for help, but fell after noticing her sister, Martha Williams, of East Providence, had fallen also.
Investigators believe that Williams, of East Providence, R.I., may have fallen in the driveway walking to her auto, according to a police statement.
The women reportedly had dinner earlier in the evening with their younger sister, who is 89.
They were found by a neighbour on Saturday morning and taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
"Ms Williams may have fallen in the driveway walking to her auto". He said while loved ones are grieving the loss of the two sisters, they believe both would have preferred to die together than live without each other.
They have not yet determined an exact cause of death, but it is believed that they were outside all night, where temperatures dipped as low as 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The younger sister left the twins at some point before they fell, police said.
Nothing was stolen from the women's purses, which aided investigators to believe foul play wasn't involved in their deaths.
John LaCrosse, Barrington's police chief, said that the twins...