Update: This post has been updated Tuesday morning to reflect changes in Heche’s health status.
Actress Anne Heche suffered severe burns in a car accident Saturday and was originally listed in stable condition. Reports now indicate the star’s condition has deteriorated.
“At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” sources close to the actress said, according to Deadline. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
The actress allegedly slammed her car into an L.A. house that sustained so much damage it is now “uninhabitable,” according to The Guardian. Heche was originally listed in critical condition, then upgraded to stable condition, and is in critical status once again. Her Mini Cooper was barely recognizable after the fiery crash, according to TMZ.
A new video has surfaced showing actress Anne Heche driving erratically on yet another residential street not long before she crashed in Mar Vista. https://t.co/9fiSwb5IeL
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The Los Angeles Police Department described the horrific scene of the crash at the time of their arrival. “Solo passenger vehicle struck and came to rest well within a 738 square foot two-story home (built 1952), causing structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire prior,” the police department said in a statement.
The impact of the collision resulted in significant damages and it took a major amount of manpower to stabilize the scene. “59 Firefighters took 65 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure, and rescue one female adult found within the vehicle, who has been taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition,” the statement continued. (RELATED: Fiery, High-Impact Los Angeles Car Crash Kills 6 And Injures 9)
— CTV News (@CTVNews) August 8, 2022
Sources indicate the LAPD will look into whether or not Heche had consumed alcohol prior to crashing her vehicle, but noted that the results of the toxicology tests could take several weeks, according to TMZ. The police will be assessing possible hit-and-run charges and hope to determine whether or not Heche’s vehicle struck other objects before ramming into the house, the outlet noted.
Heche remains intubated in the hospital while police direct their continued investigation into the cause of the collision, TMZ reported.