Anne Heche was reportedly involved in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles on Friday morning and is in critical condition. The 53-year-old actress was taken off on a stretcher in photos taken by TMZ and hospitalized with severe burns. She has been intubated but is expected to remain alive, according to the outlet.
Yahoo Entertainment contacted a representative for Heche, but did not receive an immediate response.
The LAPD confirmed to Yahoo that officers responded to an incident in the Mar Vista neighborhood at 10:55 a.m. when a vehicle collided with a home. A spokesman said the driver was taken to hospital for treatment by firefighters, but has not released the person’s identity.
The driver is in critical condition, according to LAFD.
The DMV has confirmed to KTLA that the vehicle is registered with the Six days seven nights actress. A witness told the local news station they believe the driver of the car was traveling at about 60 mph and blew through a stop sign in the quiet neighborhood before the crash. The vehicle, a blue Mini Cooper, went through some bushes and entered a house, which also caught fire. The homeowner was inside at the time of the incident, but is doing well.
TMZ, which broke the news Friday afternoon, posted a photo of Heche behind the wheel. There is a bottle next to her in a cup holder with a red cap.
Witnesses told the outlet that Heche first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex in Mar Vista. Residents tried to get the actress out of the car and it turns out that’s when the photo was taken. She apparently put the car in reverse and then drove off, shortly after hitting a nearby house.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.