Actress Anne Heche is in a coma after crashing car into home, rep says
Actress Anne Heche has fallen into a coma and remains in “extreme critical condition” days after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home, causing both to erupt into flames, a representative told news outlets on Monday.
“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” Michael McConnell, a Heche representative, told Reuters and other news outlets.
“She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
On Friday around 10:55 a.m., a car crashed into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood, causing a “heavy fire,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Heche, 53, was pulled from the car, a Mini Cooper, and transported to a hospital.
It took 59 firefighters and 65 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which caused major damage, according to the fire department.
A woman was inside the home during the crash but was not injured, CNN reported. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the woman, who “lost her entire lifetime of possessions,” according to the fundraiser statement.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the crash, including the possibility that Heche may have been driving under the influence, Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman, confirmed to The Washington Post.