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Actor Anne Heche critically injured in Los Angeles car crash

Actor Anne Heche was critically injured after a single-vehicle crash Friday in Los Angeles.

The crash into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood sparked a “heavy fire,” which was put out in a little more than an hour, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle by LAFD rescuers and taken to a hospital with critical injuries, he said.




The home sustained heavy damage, but no other injuries were reported, Humphrey said. The collision was reported just before 11am.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said the crash was under investigation and that there was no immediate indication regarding its cause.

It was possible, he said, the patient would be subject to a blood draw as part of the police investigation. In California, police don’t need a warrant for a blood draw if a person was arrested on a DUI charge prior to the test.



Such arrests can be made based on officers’ observations and circumstantial evidence such as drugs or alcohol in a vehicle.

Heche first became known for her roles in the soap opera “Another World,” and later appeared in films such as “Donnie Brasco,” “Volcano,” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” She has also acted in TV series including “Chicago P.D.” and “Men in Trees.”