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Actress Anne Heche gets into wild crash in LA where she drove her blue Mini Cooper into a garage

Actress Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday at about 11am which resulted in her being taken away in an ambulance on a stretcher, suffering from burns.

Heche, 53, was driving a blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into the garage of an apartment complex, according to TMZ.

Residents from the block tried to help Heche get out of the car but she slammed the car into reverse and sped off.

Actress Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday at about 11am which resulted in her being taken away in an ambulance on a stretcher, suffering from burns

Anne Heche's wrecked Mini is towed away from Walgrove Ave in Mar Vista, Los Angeles

Anne Heche’s wrecked Mini is towed away from Walgrove Ave in Mar Vista, Los Angeles

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the crash on Friday morning

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the crash on Friday morning

Heche, 53, is now said to be in critical condition in hospital where she is intubated

Heche, 53, is now said to be in critical condition in hospital where she is intubated

Heche could be seen, arms flailing, as she was placed into the back of an ambulance

Heche could be seen, arms flailing, as she was placed into the back of an ambulance

It wasn’t long before she then crashed for a second time into a nearby home, in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue, directly across the street from an elementary school.

The crash ignited a fire which then spread and quickly engulfed the entire house. 

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care. 

‘We really had a multifaceted incident here,’ LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said. ‘We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It’s at this point destroyed.’ 

Heche's vehicle crashed into a home setting it ablaze

Heche’s vehicle crashed into a home setting it ablaze 

Fire crews were on scene as they attempted to put out the flames which took about an hour

Fire crews were on scene as they attempted to put out the flames which took about an hour

Smoke could be seen coming from the home into which Heche has crashed ino

Smoke could be seen coming from the home into which Heche has crashed ino

Video sees her flailing about as she was placed onto a stretcher and taken to hospital by ambulance. 

It is not known if she was DUI but photos of the crash scene appear to show a beverage was sitting in the one of the cup holders of the car.

A bottle with a red cap could be seen in the car’s cup holder shortly before the accident. 

‘Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,’ TMZ reported. 

EMTs quickly ushered Heche into the back of an ambulance

EMTs quickly ushered Heche into the back of an ambulance 

She is currently in hospital in critical condition and is intubated. It is not clear to what extent she was injured but she is expected to survive. 

The home into which Heche crashed into suffered significant fire damage

The home into which Heche crashed into suffered significant fire damage

There was plenty of emergency services in attendance in the aftermath of the crash

There was plenty of emergency services in attendance in the aftermath of the crash

Anne Heche: A colorful life  

Actress Anne Heche came mainstream prominence in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film Donnie Brasco (1997), the disaster film Volcano (1997), the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), the action comedy film Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and the drama-thriller film Return to Paradise (1998).

She landed on gossip pages for her romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. The couple dated from 1997-2000.

Following their breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian. 

She has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News in 2001.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘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, a native of Aurora, Ohio, most recently starred  in the action pic 13 Minutes,’in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.

Heche went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13. 

She was well known for her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.

She brought the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act saw her being ‘blacklisted’ from Hollywood. 

‘I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years,’ she told Page Six. ‘I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.’ 

Following her and Ellen’s breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian. 

‘I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy,’ Heche explained. 

‘Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world that I thought I needed to escape to in order to find love.’ 

She has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News in 2001.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘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.

‘I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.’ 

‘He raped me, he stuck his d**k in my mouth, he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,’ Heche said of the abuse by her father. 

‘I think it’s always hard for children to talk about abuse because it is only memory. I didn’t carry around a tape recorder … I didn’t chisel anything in stone … Anybody can look and say, ‘Well how do you know for sure?’ And that’s one of the most painful things about it. You don’t,’ Heche said in the 2001 interview. 

Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being molested by her father. 

‘I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.’ 

Heche said she does not describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. ‘I would never limit myself to saying I would be with a man or a woman,’ she says. 

Degeneres and Heche, seen at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards in LA, dated from 1997-2000

Degeneres and Heche, seen at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards in LA, dated from 1997-2000

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres 'wasn¿t a long-term love affair;' the two were snapped in 2000

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres ‘wasn’t a long-term love affair;’ the two were snapped in 2000


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