Police: Missing 74-year-old woman died in car accident

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A woman who had been reported missing when she didn't show up for work died in a car accident last week, police say.

When 74-year-old Barbara Williams didn't show up for work at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, her employer contacted her brother. Detroit police then put out a missing person's report over the weekend.

A few days later, Detroit police and Southfield police now confirm that the missing woman had died in a car accident in Southfield on Monday, September 5.

The accident happened at 10 Mile and Lahser roads after a car went through a red light. That car hit another car and pushed into a nearby gas station parking lot, where it hit a third car.  The collision came close to hitting a gas pump, which might've caused an explosion.

It's unclear at this time which car Williams was in. 

She died on the way to the hospital. One other person suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. 

It's also unclear at this time if police had contacted Williams' family about her death.

We'll have the latest on this developing story tonight on FOX 2 News beginning at 5 p.m.