Anne Heche in critical condition following a violent car accident
“Anne is in intensive care, she is lucky to be alive. She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead of her. Her team and family are still trying to figure out what led to the accident,” A source close to Heche told CNN on Saturday. Morning.
The vehicle was traveling at high speed when it veered off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told CNN on Friday.
Heche was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Heche for comment.
On Saturday, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said CNN authorities have yet to question Heche about the circumstances of the incident.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the crash and a previous ‘hit-and-run’ incident, an LAPD spokesperson told CNN Saturday night.
LAPD said no arrests have been made.
Heche remained hospitalized on Saturday evening and the extent of her injuries prevented officers from questioning her, the police source added.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual roles of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and won a Daytime Emmy Award. She followed that with films like “Donnie Brasco”, “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Wag the Dog”.
“I haven’t done a studio shot for 10 years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
CNN’s Josh Campbell contributed to this report.