Anne Heche hospitalized in ‘critical condition’ after fiery car crash in LA, reports say

Anne Heche has reportedly been hospitalized following a fiery car crash in Los Angeles Friday morning.

Multiple sources, including CNNDeadline and Rolling Stone, identified the actress, 53, as the driver in a crash in which a vehicle collided into a home residence in Mar Vista resulting in a fire. TMZ was the first to report the news.

Unidentified law enforcement officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Heche is the registered owner of the vehicle. 

Late Friday, “Big Little Lies” and “A Million Little Things” star James Tupper, previously Heche’s partner of 10 years and father of one of her children, posted a photo of the actress and their son Atlas on his verified Instagram account. “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight,” he wrote with a heart emoji. “anneheche we love you.”

USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Heche for comment and further details.

Anne Heche has reportedly been hospitalized following a fiery car crash in Los Angeles Friday morning.

Without identifying the driver, Tony Im, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, confirmed to USA TODAY that a crash occurred at about 10:55 a.m. and that the vehicle “became engulfed in flames.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the driver to a local hospital for medical treatment, and her condition is unknown, Im said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in an online release that the vehicle struck a two-story home, causing “structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire.” The driver was taken to a hospital “in critical condition,” according to the release.

Fifty-nine firefighters responded to the incident and took 65 minutes to extinguish the flames and rescue an adult female from the vehicle, LAFD said. No other injuries were reported.

Rosanna Arquette took to Twitter to ask for prayers for Heche’s recovery following the news.

“Anne Heche is in the hospital severely burned from a car accident this is really tragic,” she wrote. “Pray for her.”

Heche launched to fame starring in the 1990s soap opera “Another World.” Her other screen credits include the shows “All Rise,” “Chicago P.D.” and “The Brave.”

While competing on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020, Heche opened up about her past relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres. The two met at a Vanity Fair Oscars party in 1997 and were a couple until 2000.

“I was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres for three-and-a-half years and the stigma attached to that relationship was so bad that I was fired from my multimillion-dollar picture deal, and I did not work in a studio picture for 10 years,” Heche said on “DWTS.”

Contributing: Kim Willis, Bryan Alexander

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