Anne Heche in a coma after a violent accident in Los Angeles

(KTLA) — Actress Anne Heche is in a coma following a violent accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday.

A friend previously said Monday that the actress was in stable condition, but her rep now says Heche is in a coma.

“Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche lost consciousness, fell into a coma and is in critical condition,” a spokesperson said. “She had significant lung damage requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery.”

Heche potentially faces a slew of charges, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. These charges can range from DUI, speeding and/or hit and run.

After the crash, the 53-year-old was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. She suffered significant injuries and severe burns, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

According to police, she appeared to be under the influence and was acting erratically.

Police have obtained a warrant to draw Heche’s blood, but those results could take weeks, TMZ previously reported.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, Heche’s car came to a T-shaped intersection and pulled off the road to enter a house in the Mar Vista section of Los Angeles’ Westside, LAPD officer Tony Im said.

The car came to rest inside the two-story house and started a fire that took more than an hour to extinguish nearly 60 firefighters, according to the LAFD.

Video showed a badly damaged and burnt-out blue Mini Cooper Clubman being towed out of the house, with a woman sitting on a stretcher and struggling as firefighters put her in an ambulance.

No other injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

Police are continuing to investigate, and authorities told KTLA they are waiting to speak to the actress.


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