Friday night, Anne Heche was engaged in a catastrophic car accident that left her “severely burned” and “intubated” in the hospital.
The 53-year-old “Vanished” actress was apparently driving her blue Mini Cooper through a Los Angeles suburb around midday when she smashed into an apartment complex garage.
According to the source, witnesses attempted to assist Heche in exiting the vehicle, but she allegedly backed up and drove away before smashing into a second residence and catching fire.
A bottle with a red cap was seen in the car’s cup holder right before the accident, which makes it look like Heche may have been drunk. But it was hard to get in touch with the Los Angeles Police Department right away.
People in the area tried to get the “Donnie Brasco” actress out of the car, but she turned around, drove away, and crashed into a house, starting a serious fire, the news outlet reported.
First responders pulled Heche from the wreckage while her clothes were still on fire, and aerial footage the site got shows that she tried to get out of the gurney.
In a hospital, she was connected to breathing machines and in severe condition, but she was “expected to live.”
According to investigators, Heche was traveling at such a high rate of speed that her Mini Cooper became wedged 30 feet within the house. According to officials, there was one resident in a different section of the home who was not hurt.
Local CBS station surveillance footage revealed that her blue automobile was recklessly driving through a residential neighborhood prior to the collision.
KCBS-TV aired footage of a charred, debris-strewn automobile being pulled away from the accident scene, revealing that the vehicle was scarcely recognizable after the collision.
According to the report, Heche’s critical state precluded investigators from administering an alcohol test.
The actress has discussed her struggles with substance misuse in public.
“I had a drink. I used to smoke. I used drugs. I had intercourse with other individuals. “I did everything I could to get rid of the humiliation in my life,” she told ABC News in 2020.
The actress, who had a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s before marrying cameraman Coleman Laffoon and dating actor James Tupper, has stated that she turned to alcohol and drugs as a means of coping with the traumatic experience of having her father, Donald Heche, engage in sexually abusive behavior toward her when she was a child.
According to the 2018 story, her brother Nate Heche, who was also sexually assaulted by their father, died in a high-speed automobile crash that the actress believed was a suicide three months later.
According to the report, Heche lost two other siblings; her eldest sister Susan died of brain cancer in 2006, and her other sister Cynthia perished in infancy. According to the story, she has one surviving sister, Abigail, and was separated from her mother for decades.