Anne Heche still hospitalized and in intensive care after a car she was driving on Friday crashed into a residence in Los Angeles and became engulfed in flames.
“Anne is in the ICU, she’s lucky to be alive,” a source close to Heche told CNN.
“She suffered severe burns and has a long time to recover. Her team and family are still trying to work out what led to the crash.”
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Los Angeles police officer Jeff Lee told CNN Friday that the vehicle was traveling at high speed when it veered off the road and collided with a residential area.
Heche was taken by paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital in critical condition.
The LAFD said it took firefighters more than an hour to “reach, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn fire inside the heavily damaged structure”.
No other injuries were reported.
A representative for Heche has been contacted for comment.
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Heche first became famous with soap operas Another worldwhere she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and won a Daytime Emmy Award.
She followed that up with movies like Donnie Brasco, Six days and seven nightsand Wag the Dog.
Her romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 90s attracted intense media attention, much to Heche’s technical disappointment.
In a 2021 interview with Page sixHeche said she felt “blacklisted” after going public with their relationship.
Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000 said: “I haven’t taken a studio photo in 10 years.
Heche has appeared in more recent dramas, including Brave, Quantico and Director of Chicago.
She has several acting projects currently in post-production, according to her IMDB profile.
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