The Los Angeles Police Department has obtained a court order from the judiciary to take a blood test on actress Anne Heche (Ohio, 53 years old) to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol in her fatal accident last Friday, August 5. of any substance, whether alcohol or drugs, a police spokesman confirmed to People. Investigations are ongoing, according to the same magazine, and no evidence has been confirmed that the interpreter was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The protagonist of the film Six Days and Seven Nights, in which she shared the lead role with Harrison Ford, crashed a blue Mini Cooper that was going at high speed into a house in the California city, causing a fire in the house while she was driving for was trapped in the vehicle for long minutes. “Since he’s in hospital and a public figure, I assume they’ll take their time. They will be in no hurry to arrest them,” Emily D. Baker, a legal analyst and former assistant district attorney for Los Angeles County, told People.
Heche is currently in a coma, breathing supported, and in critical condition. “He has a significant lung injury that requires mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” explains the statement released by the actress’ rep this Monday. “He is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident,” it said.
The accident happened on Walgrowe Avenue in the Mar Vista neighborhood near Santa Monica Airport. The Los Angeles Fire Department last Friday reported rescuing an adult woman in “critical condition” from a car that drove into a house in that residential area. “A one-person vehicle crashed into a 738-square-foot, two-story home. [69 metros cuadrados] Constructed in 1952, caused damage to the structure and a vigorous fire prior to the arrival of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD),” the body explained in a statement. During the rescue, which lasted more than an hour, 59 firefighters had to intervene.
The state of the home where actress Anne Heche was involved in an accident with her car last Friday, August 5, 2022 in Los Angeles. Carolyn Cole (Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
According to testimonies collected by celebrity trade outlet TMZ from several witnesses who witnessed the accident, Anne Heche fell into the garage of an apartment complex for the first time and after walking on, the second and fatal fall occurred. The same means of communication would be the first to identify the driver as Donnie Brasco’s interpreter and publish photos of the actress in the car. He also published a video showing several neighbors asking the artist to get out of the car after that first accident, but the interpreter ignored this request, backed away and accelerated sharply. The CBS chain later broadcast additional images captured by a CCTV camera showing Heche’s vehicle traveling at full speed prior to the accident.
“We asked her to put her hand up as a sign that she was okay and she told us she couldn’t,” said Lynne Bernstein, one of the neighbors of the home that Heche crashed into and who didn’t comment on the location of the incident brought. Explained to People.more the accident happened. According to Bernstein, the vehicle drove through “almost the entire” house and caught fire “almost immediately.”
For their part, John and Jennifer Durand, the owners of the house destroyed by the flames, have launched a crowdfunding campaign through the GoFundMe platform to help Mishele, the tenant who currently lives in the property, cover the cost of repairing her belongings, such as they explained to the people.
Before the accident, Anne Heche had been involved in various projects over the past few months. She finished filming the movie Girl in Room 13 in June, which will be released this fall, and recently starred in the psychological thriller The Vanished for Netflix, directed by Peter Facinelli. In addition to her acting career, Heche became very famous between 1997 and 2000 through her relationship with presenter Ellen DeGeneres, for which she received a great deal of media attention. At the moment, the moderator has not commented publicly on the situation of her ex-partner. Yes, actor James Tupper – with whom Heche was in a decade-long relationship until their split in 2018 – spoke up: “Thoughts and prayers for this beautiful woman, actress and mother tonight,” he wrote on his Instagram account along with a photo of de Heche with one of her children.