Actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized Saturday after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home Friday morning, sparking a house fire in the process, authorities said.
At about 11 a.m. Friday, Heche was behind the wheel of a car when he took care of a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood, causing a “heavy fire,” according to the LA Fire Department.
Crews pulled Heche from the car, and she was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the fire department said. No one else was hurt. It is not clear if anyone was inside the house at the time.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to CBS Los Angeles on Saturday that Heche, 53, was the driver of the car. CBS Los Angeles also confirmed that the car was registered to her.
A representative for Heche told CBS News on Saturday that she was still in the hospital, but did not provide further details.
“Anne is currently in a stable condition,” the representative said in a statement. “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers. We also ask that you respect her privacy during this difficult time. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, it took 59 firefighters just over an hour to put out the flames, the fire department said. The home was “great damage.”
Security video obtained by CBS Los Angeles from a nearby homeowner showed the car speeding down a residential street just minutes before the crash. The sound of the collision can be heard, but not seen, on the video.
CBS Los Angeles also captured footage of crews pulling the mangled car out of the home’s driveway.
There was no immediate word on a possible motive, or whether Heche could face charges.
A native of Ohio, Heche rose to prominence on the NBC soap opera “Another World” from 1987 to 1991. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role.
In the late 1990s she was one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, regularly appearing on magazine covers and in big budget films. She co-starred with Johnny Depp in “Donnie Brasco” in 1997; with Tommy Lee Jones in “Volcano” 1997; with Harrison Ford in “Six Days, Seven Nights” in 1998; with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix in 1998’s “Return to Paradise,” and with an ensemble cast in the 1997 original “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000 raised her fame and brought immense public scrutiny.
In the fall of 2000 soon after the two broke up, Heche was hospitalized after knocking on a stranger’s door in a rural area near Fresno, California. Authorities said she appeared shaken and disoriented, and spoke incoherently to the residents.
In a memoir released the following year, “Call Me Crazy,” Heche spoke about his lifelong struggles with mental health and a childhood of abuse.
She was married to camera operator Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2009. The two had a son together. She had another son during a relationship with actor James Tupper, her co-star on the TV series “Men In Trees.”
Heche has worked steadily in smaller films, on Broadway, and on television over the past twenty years. She recently had recurring roles on the network series “Chicago PD” and “All Rise,” and in 2020 was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.”