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Anne Heche in coma in ‘extreme critical condition’ following car crash


Anne Heche is in a coma following her car crash in Los Angeles over the weekend. The actress’ rep 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.”

Heche crashed her blue Mini Cooper car into a home, with video footage showing the vehicle speeding down the street before crashing. According to the LAPD, the vehicle became engulfed in flames, and Heche was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment by an ambulance. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the vehicle struck and came to rest within the 738-square foot two-story home, causing structural damage and igniting a massive fire.

The incident remains under investigation, and reports say that the Los Angeles Police Department had received a warrant to test Heche’ blood to determine whether she was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the accident. Officers believe Heche may have been intoxicated when she plowed her vehicle into the home: “The info we received this morning was a warrant that was obtained the same day as the traffic collision, which was August 5. The warrant was to draw blood, and an investigation is ongoing pending the blood test results. If found intoxicated, [Heche] could be charged with misdemeanor DUI hit and run. No arrests have been made so far.”

Heche’s ex James Tupper, who shares 12-year-old son Atlas with Heche, shared a throwback photo of his ex and their son on Instagram, which he captioned, “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight anneheche 💔 we love you.”

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