Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash on Friday that left her “severely burned” and “intubated” in hospital. TMZ reports.
The ‘Gone’ actress, 53, was reportedly driving her blue Mini Cooper down a suburban Los Angeles street around noon when she crashed into the garage of an apartment complex.
According to the mall, bystanders tried to help Heche out of the vehicle, but she allegedly pulled over and drove away before crashing into another house where her vehicle was “engulfed” in flames.
It appears Heche may have been intoxicated, as a bottle with a red cap was seen in the car’s cup holder shortly before the crash. The Los Angeles Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment.
Aerial videos of the disaster obtained by Fox11 showed smoke billowing from the house she crashed into.
Sources told TMZ that Heche is currently intubated at the hospital but is “expected to live.”
“Due to her condition, doctors are unable to perform any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence,” the outlet also reported.
Heche, known for her high-profile affair with Ellen DeGeneres In the 90s, he spoke openly about his previous struggle with substance abuse.
“I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did everything I could to get the shame out of my life,” she said. said ABC News. in 2020, adding that her choice was driven by a painful childhood caused by the sexual abuse of her father, Donald Heche.
“I’m not crazy,” the Six Days Seven Nights star also said at the time. “But it’s a crazy life. I grew up in a crazy family and it took me 31 years to become crazy.
Representatives for Heche could not immediately be reached.