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Actress Anne Heche ‘severely burned’ in car crash

According to several media reports, Heche, 53, was driving her blue Mini Cooper through suburban LA around midday on Friday, local time, when she crashed into the garage of an apartment block.Witness reports said bystanders tried to help the Vanished actress out of her car after the crash but she allegedly drove off before crashing into another home where her vehicle became ‘engulfed’ in flames.The actress may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, with entertainment media outlet TMZ running photos of Heche and what appeared to be a bottle with a red cap in her car.LA police had yet to response to the allegations.Extraordinary footage broadcast on US television by Fox, showed plumes of smoke billowing out of the home that Heche allegedly crashed into.TMZ reported that the crash had left Heche ‘severely burned’ and intubated in hospital, but that she was expected to survive the horror accident.“Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,” TMZ reported.Heche, whose film credits include Donnie Brasco, Superman: Doomsday, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Wag The Dog is perhaps best known for her high profile romance with TV talk star Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.She has previously spoken about her battles with substance abuse.“I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,” she told ABC News in 2001, saying her poor choices were a result of her painful childhood that stemmed from being sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.“I’m not crazy,” she also said at the time.“But it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.Representatives for Heche could not be reached for comment.

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