American actress Anne Heche was hospitalized and is in serious condition after a car accident on Friday in Los Angeles, several American media reported.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a car slammed into a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood, “causing structural damage as well as a heavy fire.” The woman behind the wheel was “hospitalized in critical condition”, they added. Several US media have confirmed reports from TMZ, a publication specializing in celebrity coverage, that the driver of the blue Mini Cooper is Anne Heche.
More than an hour to extinguish the fire
The 53-year-old actress’ vehicle first hit the garage of a building, before crashing into the Mar Vista villa, causing extensive damage according to the media. It took more than an hour for the 60 firefighters mobilized to extinguish the fire, reported the fire department of Los Angeles.
Anne Heche played in a large number of films in the 1990s, including “Six Days, Seven Nights” or “Donnie Brasco”. She is also known for her role on the soap opera “Another World,” which won her a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991. In the 1990s, she had a high-profile relationship with anchor Ellen DeGeneres.