Actress Anne Heche was seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash Friday in Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles reported.
The accident at a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood ignited a “violent fire”, which was extinguished in just over an hour, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. in two email alerts.
The driver was extracted from the vehicle by LAFD rescuers and taken to hospital with serious injuries, he said.
The house sustained heavy damage, but no other injuries were reported, Humphrey said. The collision was reported shortly before 11 a.m.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said the crash was under investigation and there were no immediate indications as to its cause.
It was possible, he said, that the patient was to have blood drawn as part of the police investigation. In California, police do not need a warrant for a blood test if a person was arrested for impaired driving prior to the test.
These arrests may be made on the basis of officers’ observations and circumstantial evidence such as the presence of drugs or alcohol in a vehicle.
Heche first rose to prominence for her roles in the soap opera “Another World,” then appeared in films such as “Donnie Brasco,” “Volcano” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” She also acted in television series. including “Chicago PD” and “Men in Trees”.
In 2020, Heche said his 1990s relationship with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was groundbreaking as a high-profile gay romance.
“My story is a story that created a change in the world, moved the needle for equal rights, when I fell in love with Ellen DeGeneres,” she said in a taped segment this year. there for the show “Dancing With the Stars”.
She said the more than three-year relationship that ended in 2000 cost her career dearly, including a dearth of major studio roles for 10 years.
She then married Coley Laffoon and the couple had a son before divorcing. She had another son in 2009 with “Men in Trees” co-star James Tupper. The couple have since separated.
Mar Vista is a community of post-war houses on a hill above the beach. It borders the city of Santa Monica.