HOSPITALIZED: Actress Anne Heche was sent to the hospital after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home Friday, according to multiple reports.
The crash happened just before 11 a.m. in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, local officials said. According to CBS Los Angeles, the vehicle struck a two-story house and ignited both the car and the home.
The house reportedly sustained heavy damage. Firefighters were able to rescue Heche from the burning car. She was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, media outlets report.
Anne Heche Hospitalized After Fiery Car Crash In Los Angeles.
Breaking News – Actor Anne Heche dies a week after car crash, aged 53
The US actor, who starred in films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after a car crash on 5 August.
Actress Anne Heche has been hospitalized in critical condition with burns after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home, Deadline has confirmed. The news was first reported by TMZ.
“The vehicle was heading east on Preston Way at a high rate of speed, entered the T intersection at Preston Way and Walgrove Ave, ran off the road and collided with the residence in the 1700 block of Walgrove,” a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told Deadline.
“The vehicle became engulfed in flames and the driver was transported to a local hospital by LAFD,” police said. Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN that Heche was in critical condition.
The US actor Anne Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash. The news was confirmed by her family, after previously announcing that she would be taken off of life support.
Heche was 53 and had two sons.
Many had hoped Heche would make a recovery after a publicist for the actor reported her in a “stable” condition after crashing her car into a house in Los Angeles on 5 August. Firefighters said she had been speaking to them as she was cut free of the wreckage and taken to hospital.
The home itself also became engulfed, with flames spreading to the roof.
“Fifty-nine Firefighters took 65 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure,” said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Multiple local outlets later confirmed that the blue Mini Clubman involved in the incident is registered to Heche.
News chopper footage from Fox11 shows the car went well into the house and may have hit one of its side walls.
Fox11’s eye in the sky, Stu Mandel, who often follows pursuits and accidents from the air, described the scene as it unfolded below him.
A woman crashed her car into a house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday, setting both the vehicle, and the house on fire, officials say. A person with knowledge of the matter told CNN the driver was actress Anne Heche.
The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when she ran off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee tells CNN. The impact left the car engulfed in flames and the driver suffered burn injuries.
She was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
Video of Anne Heche Car Accident
There were no other injuries reported. CNN has contacted representatives of Heche for comment.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance. She followed that with roles in films like “Donnie Brasco,” “Six Days Seven Nights,” and “Wag the Dog.”