Anne Heche is in stable condition two days after the car she was driving crashed into a home and became engulfed in flames, a spokesperson for the actress said. Heche was previously in an intensive care unit with “severe burns” following the Friday crash.
“Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time,” the spokesperson said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported a car crash in South Walgrove Avenue before 11 a.m. on Friday. A Fire Department official stated on Twitter that one person, who was critically injured, was rescued and hospitalized. Fifty-nine firefighters arrived on the scene and took 65 minutes to fully extinguish the fire, the Twitter report said. No other injuries were reported.
The vehicle was traveling at high speed when it ran off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN on Friday.
“She’s lucky to be alive,” a source close to Heche told CNN. “She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead. Her team and her family are still trying to process what led up to the crash.”
On Saturday, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told reporters that authorities had yet to question Heche about the circumstances of the incident. The extent of her injuries has prevented officers from interviewing her.
Heche is most known for her role as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera “Another World” from 1987 to 1991; she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for her work on the show. She followed that with films including “Donnie Brasco,” “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Wag the Dog.” More recently she appeared in the TV series “All Rise” and “Chicago P.D.”