“Unfortunately, as a result of her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury, is in a coma and is in critical condition,” read a statement sent on behalf of the actress’ family. “She is not expected to survive.”
Heche, 53, crashed his blue Mini Cooper into his home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 20th. 5, causing both her vehicle and house to catch fire. She never regained consciousness after being taken to hospital in critical condition, and she has remained on a ventilator ever since.
“She has long opted for organ donation. She remains on life support to determine if she has viable organs,” the family statement continued.
The family thanked their friends and fans for their “kind wishes and prayers”, as well as “the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who looked after Anne at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center.
The statement concludes: Her brave integrity will be remembered and her light will be missed. ”
Tragic news came hours after the Los Angeles Police Department Confirm Heche is being investigated For felony DUI traffic collisions. Police obtained a warrant for blood samples that revealed drugs were in her system.
of los angeles times TMZ reported. hang Star He was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the crash. A spokesperson for the LAPD did not specifically comment on it, but told Yahoo that early results indicated the presence of drugs. However, additional tests are needed to rule out what was medically given to her.
Heche’s car crashed into a two-story house at about 10:55 am. The Los Angeles Fire Department said 59 firefighters spent 65 minutes of his time accessing, trapping, and completely extinguishing a stubborn blaze inside the severely damaged building, and her one adult female found inside the building. said it took a while to rescue vehicle. “
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