LOS ANGELES – The driver who crashed into a Mar Vista home, sparking a fire, has been identified as actress Anne Heche.
Firefighters were sent to the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue just before 11 a.m.
The car, a 2020 Mini Copper, went through the house, causing a massive fire. Firefighters knocked down the flames within an hour and eventually pulled the car out of the home.
LAFD says Heche was rescued and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Images from SkyFOX appear to show Heche trying to get out of the gurney she was placed in.
Ring camera footage shows a blue Mini Copper speeding down a residential street prior to the accident. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the vehicle came to rest within a 738- square-foot two-story home, built in 1952, causing structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire. Witnesses say a neighbor ran to the home and got the homeowner and her pets out of the house safely. He tried to get Heche out of the vehicle but couldn’t due to heavy smoke.
No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Heche is an Emmy nominated actress. Her most recent film was ’13 Minutes’. She also stared in ‘Six days seven nights’ and ‘Volcano’. She also dated talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.