Ellen's ex-girlfriend actress Anne Heche, 53, is in critical condition after 'drunkenly' crashing her car into an LA apartment block 'at 90mph' moments after being photographed behind the wheel with a 'vodka bottle'

  • Actress Anne Heche, 53, is 'expected to pull through' after crashing Mini Clubman into Los Angeles home
  • Heche was pictured with a 'vodka bottle' moments before the 90mph slam as ex Thomas Jane posted tribute¬†
  • Heche could be seen flailing about as she was stretchered¬†into an ambulance and sat bolt upright
  • Crash happened at about 11am on Friday morning in Mar Vista area of Los Angeles
  • She had earlier crashed into an apartment complex before driving off and then crashed again down the road
  • Moments later she crashed for a second time into a home, setting it ablaze causing significant damage
  • Door cameras along the street saw her traveling at excessive speeds with some estimating it close to 90mph

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Actress Anne Heche is in critical condition but 'expected to pull through' after crashing her Mini into a garage before speeding off and smashing it into an LA apartment block, where it exploded.

The actress and ex-girlfriend of Ellen DeGeneres remains intubated in hospital after the Mar Vista horror crash yesterday morning.

Ex Thomas Jane told DailyMail.com that Heche has his 'thoughts and prayers' and is 'expected to pull through'.

He also described her as 'one of the true talents of her generation'. 

The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in LA around 11am.

She writhed around on the stretcher before she was bundled into the back of an ambulance and rushed to a nearby intensive care unit.

 

Actress Anne Heche has been intubated in a critical condition after crashing her Mini into a garage before speeding off and smashing it into an apartment block where it exploded

Shocking images also show the burnt out wreckage of her Mini Clubman as it was towed out of a hedge across the road from a school in the Mar Vista area. 

An earlier shot also shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel, with what appeared to be a vodka bottle sitting in the cup holder. 

Video captured by a doorcam shows the vehicle owned by the actress speeding down a Mar Vista street moments before crashing into a home, sparking the blaze.

The actress, who dated Ellen DeGeneres before they split up, suffered severe burns and has been intubated but is expected to live following the horror crash.

An earlier shot also shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel with a bottle of vodka with a red cap plonked in the cup holder

The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in LA around 11am

An overhead view shows the massive amounts of damage caused by the fiery car crash to Anne Heche's Mini 

Heche can be seen being removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken towards a waiting ambulance

Heche is perhaps best know for dating Ellen Degeneres. They are pictured in 2000

Smoke can be seen billowing out of the roof of the home which the LA Fire Department say has been destroyed

Firefighters dampen down the remains of the blaze as they stand on the rooftop of the home

Shocking images also show the burnt out wreckage of her Mini Clubman as it was towed out of a hedge across the road from a school in the Mar Vista area 

An interior shot shows the Mini Clubman's airbag had blown out along with most of the decor being burnt through following the crash

Pictures and video showed her looking dazed at the wheel after the first crash, with a witness capturing her with a bottle with a red top on it in her car. It is not clear what was in the container but it looked like a vodka bottle

 

The actress, who dated Ellen Degeneres before they split up, suffered severe burns and has been intubated but is expected to live following the horror crash

Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex.

Locals rushed to help the stricken actress with one man demanding she get out of the car. She ignored the advice and restarted the ignition, slammed her car into reverse and sped off down the road at speed.

Pictures and video showed her looking dazed at the wheel after the first crash, with a witness capturing her with a bottle with a red top on it in her car. It is not clear what was in the container.

She later quickly veered off the road again, smashed through a hedge and and rammed into a nearby home in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue.

The horrific crash caused the car to explode into flames before Heche was dragged away by firefighters and raced to hospital in an ambulance.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to put out the 'stubborn flames' and 'rescue one female adult found within the vehicle.' 

'The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to extract the driver. It was crazy,' an eyewitness told NBC Los Angeles. 

Aerial footage showed her with brutal scarring across her back from the fire after her top appeared to have been shredded by the heat and she writhed across the stretcher in pain.

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care.

'If there's somebody alive in there this is going to be a miracle' Fox 11 reporter Stu Mandel said as he watched from a helicopter hovering above the scene. 

Jawdropping pictures from the scene showed the burnt out hull of the car as it was recovered from the hedge before being towed away by the authorities.

'We really had a multifaceted incident here,' LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said. 'We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It's at this point destroyed.'

'Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,' TMZ reported.

 Jawdropping pictures from the scene showed the burnt out hull of the car as it was recovered from the hedge before being towed away by the authorities

Smoke could be seen billowing from the home following the crash on Friday morning

Firefighters survey the scene with Heche's wrecked car in the middle of the picture

Firefighters can be seen at the home where Heche's car ultimately came to a stop, having put out the flames 

Video captured on a doorbell camera sees the vehicle speeding down the street at excessive speeds

 One resident estimated the car to have been traveling at close to 100mph. The video ends seconds later with a loud crash

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively with neighbor David Manpearl who caught the incident on his doorbell camera.

Manpearl's home office looks out to his front yard on a quiet residential street about five houses away from where Heche plowed into a home.

'At about 10:50am I heard a car go speeding by and looked out my window where I saw the car going about 90 miles an hour. Within seconds I heard a loud crash at which point I ran outside in my flip flops because I knew someone was hurt and boy was I right.'

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively with neighbor David Manpearl who caught the incident on his doorbell camera

Manpearl who has lived in the family friendly neighborhood said he ran towards the intersection where the Mini had crashed into the home.

'Before I approached the car, I saw the resident of the home standing barefoot in the debris. She was in shock and frantically asked me to help get her pets out of the house. I was able to get the leashes for her two small dogs and escorted her out of the side of her house. She had her two dogs with her and a tortoise.'

Manpearl explained how he then went to the car to help the driver who was wedged inside between the airbag and the seat.

'I tried speaking with her a few times asking if she was ok but she wasn't responding so I had to get closer. I was able to open the back door of the car and crawled half-way inside. This time when I asked her if she was ok, she said no.'

Manpearl asked Heche if she could raise her hand to see if she was ok and she said no and made some grunts. That's when the hero neighbor felt water dripping on him only to realize another neighbor was squirting a hose at the car which had now caught on fire and was quickly spreading up the walls of the house.

'I tried to talk to her again and noticed it was getting smokey and the flames were now on my right and my left so I quickly made my way out of the car.'

The engineer made his way to the front of the house and attempted to put out the flames with another hose but realized it was useless because the whole house was ablaze.

By now nearly ten fire trucks had arrived on the scene.

'I was positive that the driver was dead. That she had burned up. It took at least 30 minutes for the fire department to douse the flames, extract the car and pull her out of the car.'

'I was surprised to find out that it was Anne Heche. I think I knew she had had problems in the past.'

The owner of the home, together with all her pets, tortoise included, spent the remainder of the day at Manpearl's house where neighbors brought her food and clothes. The LAFD said her whole house is now destroyed.

The driveway of the home was cordoned off following the accident which has left Heche in intensive care

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care

Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex

Locals rushed to help the stricken actress but she immediately slammed her car into reverse and sped off down the road

The horrific crash caused the car to explode into flames before Heche was dragged away by firefighters and raced to hospital in an ambulance

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care

'We really had a multifaceted incident here,' LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said. 'We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It's at this point destroyed'

'Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,' TMZ reported

Officers and firefighters are pictured on the scene following the horrific crash in Los Angeles on Friday morning

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio , most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes,'in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz

She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes,'in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.

She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13. 

She was well known for her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.

She brought the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act saw her being 'blacklisted' from Hollywood. 

'I didn't do a studio picture for 10 years,' she told Page Six. 'I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.' 

Following her and Ellen's breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger's home before being carted off to a hospital ‚Äď hours after breaking up with the comedian.¬†

'I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy,' Heche explained. 

'Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world that I thought I needed to escape to in order to find love.' 

Shortly after the couple dated, the director tied the knot to Coley Laffoon, while the talk show presenter started a relationship with her now-wife Portia de Rossi. 

Heche's divorce from the cameraman was finalised in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance. 

The blonde later started dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before they split in 2018. 

More recently, Heche had been involved with fellow actor Thomas Jane. The pair had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in the provocatively named 2009-2011 HBO series Hung. 

At the time, they were both involved with other people. She with James Tupper and he with Patricia Arquette.

Almost a decade later, the pair worked alongside each other once more as they portray a married couple in the Netflix indie thriller The Vanished.

In late 2019, the pair went public with their romance, although they are not together anymore. 

'While Anne and I are no longer an item, todays tragic news was devastating to me and to all who love her. My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. As of right now Anne is stable and expected to pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank God no one else was hurt,' Thomas Jane told DsilyMail.com.

Anne Heche had been dating her on-screen co-star Thomas Jane until 2020. The pair are no longer together

Heche has also previously been open 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.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

'I'm not crazy, 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.

'I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.' 

'He raped me, he stuck his d**k in my mouth, he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,' Heche said of the abuse by her father. 

'I think it's always hard for children to talk about abuse because it is only memory. I didn't carry around a tape recorder … I didn't chisel anything in stone … Anybody can look and say, 'Well how do you know for sure?' And that's one of the most painful things about it. You don't,' Heche said in the 2001 interview. 

Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being molested by her father. 

'I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.' 

Heche said she does not describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. 'I would never limit myself to saying I would be with a man or a woman,' she said.

Anne Heche and Ami Goodheart are pictured attending the 24th Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in March 2022 in Santa Monica, California

It is believed Heche was back to dating women once again. Last month she shared photos with fashion designer Ami Goodheart 

Ami Goodheart with Anne Heche in a May 8, 2022 photo from her Instagram page. Caption reads: #11oclocklive @anneheche every day see you here

There was plenty of emergency services in attendance in the aftermath of the crash

Heche could be seen, arms flailing, as she was placed into the back of an ambulance

Heche's vehicle crashed into a home setting it ablaze 

This is the Mar vista home which Anne Heche crashed her car into engulfed the house and her mini, Anne was reportedly severely burned and taken away by ambulance

Media crews can be seen filming outside of the home where the accident occurred

Onlookers try to catch a glimpse of the carnage as they pass by the site of the accident on Friday 

The properly has been 'destroyed' according to the LAFD and has been cordoned off 

Fire crews were on scene as they attempted to put out the flames which took about an hour

Smoke could be seen coming from the home into which Heche has crashed ino

EMTs quickly ushered Heche into the back of an ambulance 

The home into which Heche crashed into suffered significant fire damage with much of its roof destroyed

Horrified witnesses watch on as the car is towed out of the garden following the horrendous crash on Friday morning in LA

One clasps her hands to her mouth as she watches the carnage unfold in front of her following the explosion near a school

The apartment complex with adjoining garage is pictured following the crash on Friday morning in Los Angeles

The interior of the home which was struck appeared to be an almighty mess following the blaze 

A warning sign tells people not to venture inside the home which was badly damaged by fire on Friday morning

Firefighters are seen outside the home after the flames were put out 

Heche, 53, is now said to be in critical condition in hospital where she is intubated

'I'm not crazy, but it's a crazy life': Anne Heche battled sexually abusive father to rocked to fame in the 1990s... but says relationship with Ellen DeGeneres saw her blacklisted by Hollywood

Even before Friday's horror crash Anne Heche had lived an eventful life in front of the cameras.

The actress, 53, shot to stardom in the late 1990s when she featured in the smash hit Donnie Brasco.

Her fame only increased when she started dating talk show host Ellen DeGeneres from 1997, before they split in 2000.

She told in a previous interview how she felt shunned by Hollywood when she turned up to the premiere of Volcano in 1997.

Heche claimed: 'I didn't do a studio picture for 10 years. I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.'

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres 'wasn't a long-term love affair;' the two were snapped in 2000

Heche is pictured in the 1998 film Return to Paradise

Heche is seen in the romantic comedy and action adventure film Six Days Seven Night, released in 1998

Heche is seen in the 1997 thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film centers on four young friends who are stalked by a hook-wielding killer one year after covering up a car accident in which they killed a man

Following their breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert.

She stumbled into a stranger's home before being carted off to a hospital ‚Äď hours after breaking up with the comedian.

Heche has stated that all of her other romantic relationships have been with men.

The ex files: Heche tied the knot to cameraman Coley Laffoon a year after breaking up from Ellen, but their divorce was finalized in 2009 (pictured in 2004)

After reportedly leaving DeGeneres for Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon in 2000, on September 1, 2001, Heche married the cameraman whom she met the previous year on DeGeneres' stand-up comedy tour. They share a son.

Laffoon filed for divorce in February 2007, after five years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 2009.

Heche reportedly left her husband for Men in Trees co-star James Tupper and in December 2008 she got pregnant with their first child. Tupper and Heche separated in 2018.

Heche has also previously been open 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 a September 2001 interview.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

'I'm not crazy, 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.'

Heche's first starring role came in the 1998 romantic adventure Six Days, Seven Nights, where she appeared opposite Harrison Ford, portraying a New York City journalist ending up with a pilot, played by Ford in a deserted island following a crash landing. Six Days, Seven Nights received mixed reviews

She was cast in the film one day before her same-sex relationship with Ellen DeGeneres went public.

Although Heche was cast in a second starring role shortly thereafter as Vince Vaughn's love interest in the 1998 drama Return to Paradise, she felt that her relationship with DeGeneres destroyed her prospects as a leading woman.

Her 1998 films remain the only theatrically released films in which she played a leading role.

Heche was chosen by People as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in that year.

Most of her roles in the early 2000s and 2010s were in independent films and television dramas. She also took on a role on Broadway in a play.

She has also featured in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) and Return to Paradise (1998).

Anne Heche and James Tupper are pictured together in 2009 in Los Angeles, left. Tupper and Heche are pictured together in 2017, right

James Tupper, left, with son Atlas Heche Tupper, Anne Heche and Homer Laffoon are seen in Los Angeles in August 2012

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