Actress Anne Heche was seriously injured Friday afternoon (August 5) after crashing a vehicle into a Mar Vista home, igniting a fire, according to multiple media reports.
The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. at a two-story house in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Records from the California Department of Motor Vehicles and police sources confirm to ABC News the car involved in the incident, a Mini Cooper, is registered to Heche.
Witnesses reported seeing the driver and showed Eyewitness News photos of the woman believed to be the 53-year-old “Six Days Seven Nights” actress.
Heche was sent to the hospital in critical condition, according to media reports. Details surrounding the extent of her injuries remain unknown.
Video from AIR7 HD showed LAFD personnel using fire hoses to battle the flames on the roof and on the ground.
Meanwhile, video that has since gone viral online shows what appears to be the same Mini Cooper crash into a garage door at an apartment complex half a mile west. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance.
She followed that with roles in films like “Donnie Brasco,” “Six Days Seven Nights,” and “Wag the Dog.”
Her romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late ’90s resulted in intense media attention at the time, much to Heche’s professional frustration.
In a 2021 interview with Page Six, Heche said she felt “blacklisted” after going public with their relationship.
“I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Heche has appeared in numerous television series more recently, including “The Brave,” “Quantico,” and “Chicago P.D.”
She has several acting projects currently in post-production, according to her IMDB profile.