Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash on Friday that has left her “severely burned” and “intubated” in the hospital, TMZ reports.
The “Vanished” actress, 53, was reportedly driving her blue Mini Cooper down a suburban street in Los Angeles around noon when she crashed into the garage of an apartment complex.
It appears that Heche may have been under the influence of alcohol, as bottle with a red cap was seen in the car’s cup holder shortly before the accident. However, the Los Angeles Police Department could not immediately be reached.
The crash resulted in a fire that caused extensive damage to the home, located in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Ave.
Heche suffered serious burns and was rushed to a hospital where she was intubated, but expected to survive as of Friday afternoon, TMZ said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Residents who lived in the neighbourhood attempted to help Heche after she barreled into the garage, but she allegedly put her car into reverse and drove away. She crashed into another home not long after the initial impact, this time causing a fire that burned out of control and engulfed the property.
She is said to have had major burns and her clothes were singed from the flames. In a video, she is covered by a white blanket while on the stretcher, but she later sits up abruptly and flails as the medical personnel safely secure her into the vehicle.
In the meantime, Heche is currently intubated and under careful watch at the hospital. She is said to be “expected to live,” however, due to her current condition, doctors are unable to test if she was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at this time.