The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department.
At approximately 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to Newport Shipyard and Marina observed a vehicle flipped upside down and partially submerged in the water near the stone pier.
The Newport Police and Newport Fire Departments were called to the scene.
During rescue operations, three adult females were found dead inside the vehicle. The victims have been identified as Jennifer Way, 39, of Saunderstown, RI, Louise Owen, 39, of the United Kingdom, Wales, and Femmetje Staring, 39, of Holland.
There are no indications of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.