Actress Anne Heche critically injured in car crash in Mar Vista – NBC Southern California

Actress Anne Heche critically injured in car crash in Mar Vista – NBC Southern California

Actress Anne Heche was critically injured in a car crash into a home in Mar Vista on Friday, sources told NBCLA.

The crash was reported just before 11 a.m. at the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Police said the driver was speeding down a residential street and crashed 30 feet into a house. The Mini Cooper involved in the accident was speeding and possibly hit a curb before launching more than two feet through the front yard and into the house.

The homeowner was in the backyard at the time of the accident and was not injured.

A neighbor described what he saw after the driver was rescued.

“The house was filled with tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to get the driver out. It was crazy.”

According to Humphrey, the car stopped in a 8,000-square-foot, two-story house built in 1952.

The crash caused structural damage and a fire, Humphrey said.

“It took fifty-nine firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames within the badly damaged structure and rescue an adult female who was found in the vehicle and was rushed by LAFD paramedics to a hospital in critical condition was brought near.” ‘ Humphrey said.