Anne Heche Rescued from Fiery Crash in LA

Saturday August 6, 2022

Anne Heche
Anne Heche  (Source:Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Times reports that actress Anne Heche was hospitalized after two car crashes in Mar Vista on Friday.

"A post on the Fire Department's official Twitter account said one person, who was critically injured, was rescued and hospitalized. Fifty-nine firefighters arrived on the scene and took 65 minutes to fully contain and extinguish the fire, the Twitter report said."

"Heche first crashed her car into an apartment building in Los Angeles on Friday morning around 11:00 am," the Daily Mail reports, "she fled that scene and continued driving on the same block before crashing into another home."   

TMZ reports: "Residents of the apartment complex tried getting Anne out of the vehicle but she put the car in reverse and then sped off. A short time later, she crashed into a nearby home, igniting a fire. The fire was significant and engulfed the house."

TMZ published a photo of the burnt vehicle, noting: "there's a bottle with a red cap in the cupholder next to the gearshift, and it looks like a bottle of alcohol."

According to the Daily Mail, the crash site is located around 15 miles from Heche's home in the Eastern Columbia Lofts building in the Broadway Theater District of Downtown Los Angeles. 

According to a report from NBC Los Angeles, a neighbor described what he saw after that driver was rescued. "The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to extract the driver. It was crazy."

According to the Daily Mail: "The 53-year-old actress is best known for her roles in hit movies from the 1990s such as 'Volcano', 'Donnie Brasco' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer.' In her early career, Heche won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role on the soap opera 'Another World.' 

"Heche long claimed that she was blacklisted from Hollywood following her lesbian relationship with Elle DeGeneres. The couple dated between 1997 and 2000. 

"Following that relationship, Heche married James Tupper and had a son together named Atlas."