UPDATE 8/8/2022: A representative for Anne Heche provided the following statement to Yahoo Entertainment on Monday evening: “At this time, she is in extremely critical condition she has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgical intervention. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Three days after Anne Heche’s fiery crash in Los Angeles, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department tells Yahoo Entertainment that an order was obtained for a blood sample from Heche on Friday.
If Heche is found to have been intoxicated, she adds, the actress could be charged with misdemeanor DUI hit and run, and the case would be presented to the city attorney’s office. The investigation into the accident is ongoing and pending blood results.
A representative for Heche did not respond to a request for comment Monday. On Saturday, however Human beings reported via Heche’s team that she remained hospitalized and was listed in stable condition — an upgrade from the critical condition she was in originally.
Heche was taken to the hospital with serious burns after the incident on Friday morning in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her blue Mini Cooper was going at what a witness estimated to be 60 miles per hour when it went through a house which then caught fire.
Before running into the house, TMZ reported, Heche had crashed into the garage of a nearby apartment complex, but after neighbors tried to get her out of her car, she sped off and drove into the house. The outlet also posted a video of Heche nearly hitting a pedestrian before the crash.
While the resident of the home, Lynne Mishele, was there at the time, she was unharmed because she had been in another part of the house. Neighbors have since set up a GoFundMe page for her that had raised more than $75,000 as of Monday afternoon.
“Lynne lives with her beautiful puppies Bree and Rueban, and tortoise Marley in the Mar Vista home that was destroyed this week by a car that crashed into the home at high speed and caught the house on fire,” organizers wrote. “Lynne and her family narrowly escaped physical harm, and for that we are very, very grateful. However, the home was completely burned – with 59 firefighters taking 65 minutes to extinguish the flames – and immediately red-tagged by the LAFD, requiring Lynne to leave the scene she loves. Even more troubling is that Lynne lost her entire life of possessions, memories, all of her business equipment, including her laptop and iPad, all of her clothes and basic necessities, and all of her household items. With firefighters’ help, she was able to pulling a few broken sentimental possessions from the wreckage. Everything else is gone.”
Photos posted there show what was left of Mishele’s home:
This story was originally published on August 8, 2022 at 13:21 PT.