Over the weekend, actress Ann Heche, whose impressive resume includes Disney’s The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and ABC’s hit show Quantico crashed her vehicle into a house. Initial reports stated that she was taken to a hospital as a precaution but seemed to have escaped serious injury.
Things, however, have taken a turn for the worse for the actress. She is reportedly in a coma following the injuries she sustained in the accident. A representative for Heche said, “At this time, Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Like a horrific scene from an action movie, the crash occurred at 10:55 AM on Friday, Aug. 5, in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, where her vehicle burst into flames upon impact. This comes just after she fled the scene of a minor accident. Sources close to Heche told CNN that she was traveling at high speeds upon fleeing the initial accident and lost control. Police found a bottle of vodka in her vehicle, but it is unknown whether alcohol was involved. LAPD has obtained a warrant for a blood alcohol sample. The actress was filmed driving erratically prior to the crash.
On Saturday, her representative told CNN, “Anne is in the ICU, she’s lucky to be alive. She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead,” a source close to Heche reportedly told CNN on Saturday morning. Her team and her family are still trying to process what led up to the crash.”
Between 1997 and 2000, Anne Heche was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. The couple made their relationship public when DeGeneres gave her well-remembered interview with Diane Sawyer in 1997. Since then, Heche has had a few notable relationships with men. She was married to cameraman Coley Laffoon from 2001-2009, and most recently, she was involved with actor James Tupper. The pair dated from 2007-2018.