US actress Anne Heche was hospitalized in critical condition after driving her car into a home in Los Angeles, US media reported on Friday.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that a vehicle struck a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, “causing structural damage and erupting in a severe fire.”
The adult woman found in the car was “taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition by LAFD paramedics,” it said.
US media confirmed initial reports from celebrity gossip magazine TMZ that the woman in the blue Mini was Cooper Heche.
The 53-year-old actress first crashed into an apartment building’s garage before driving off, according to images obtained by TMZ.
The same car later crashed into the Mar Vista home, “severely damaging” it. According to the fire department, it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to contain and completely extinguish the ensuing fire.
She starred in a number of 1990s films including Six Days, Seven Nights, Donnie Brasco and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Heche is also known for her role on the soap opera Another World, for which she won a Daytime Emmy in 1991.
In the 1990s, she was in a high-profile relationship with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
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