American actress Anne Heche was taken to hospital in critical condition after her car crashed into a home in Los Angeles. The car and house caught fire and the driver suffered serious burns, US media reported. An anonymous source confirmed to CNN that it was Heche and the LA Times reports that the car was registered in her name.
According to the newspaper, authorities believe that 53-year-old Heche was under the influence when she drove into the house Friday morning (local time). There were no other injuries. It took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish the fire that started in the home as a result of the accident. Before the crash in a house, she would have previously driven into a garage of an apartment complex.
Heche rose to fame in the early 1990s as an actress in the soap opera ‘Another world’. She later starred in such films as ‘Donnie Brasco’, ‘Six days seven nights and ‘Wag the dog’. In the late 90s, Heche had a relationship with presenter Ellen DeGeneres, which led to very intense media attention. Last year, Heche said in an interview that her relationship with DeGeneres had resulted in her being blacklisted. “I haven’t been able to do a big studio film for ten years,” she said.
Since that time, Heche had roles in such television series as ‘The brave’, ‘Quantico’ and ‘Chicago P.D’.