Actress Anne Heche was involved in a single-car crash that engulfed her car in flames and left her ‘severely burned’ and ‘intubated’ in the hospital.
Here is everything you need to know.
Anne Heche severely burned in a car crash
Anne Heche was driving her blue Mini Cooper through a suburban street when she crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. The incident took place around noon in Los Angeles.
It was reported that bystanders tried to help the Vanished star but she backed up and drove off. However shortly after she crashed into another home which ignited a serious fire.
Furthermore, the first responders pulled Heche from the wreckage. They also tried to wiggle out of her gurney, as per the aerial footage obtained by the outlet.
Although she was reported to be in a critical condition, she is ‘expected to live.’
Meanwhile, it seems like the 53-year-old actress was under the influence of alcohol when she crashed into a home.
Moreover, the media site mentioned, ‘Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol.’
However, the Los Angeles Police Department has yet to accept or deny the reports.
Anne Heche’s history of substance abuse
Anne Heche has publicly opened up about her struggles with substance abuse following her high-profile romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the ’90s.
Back in 2001, she told ABC News during an interview, ‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs.’
She continued, ‘I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life.’
Heche also claimed that she turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with her childhood trauma of being sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.
The Six Days Seven Nights actress also mentioned at that time, ‘I’m not crazy. But it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.’
Heche lost her brother Nate Heche to a car accident in 2018. It was reported that Nate was sexually abused by their father.
Moreover, Heche’s oldest sister, Susan died in 2006 following her battle with brain cancer. Her other sister Cynthia reportedly passed away in infancy.
Regardless, she has one surviving sister named Abigail. Her mother turned away from her siblings and her decades ago.
Meanwhile, she was married to cameraman Coleman Laffoon from 2001- 2009 and dated actor James Tupper from 2007–2018.