Actress Anne Heche remained in a critical condition and on a ventilator on Wednesday, five days after a car she was in crashed into a Los Angeles home, a representative said.
There had been no change in her condition since Monday, when another representative, Michael A. McConnell, told: Reuters that Mrs Heche had not regained consciousness shortly after the accident on Friday.
“She has a significant lung injury that requires mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgery,” Mr. McConnell said at the time.
Ms. Heche, 53, was seriously injured Friday when the Mini Cooper she was in crashed into a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. the authorities said.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, Officer Norma Eisenman, confirmed earlier this week that Ms. Heche was involved in the crash. Authorities did not say that Ms Heche was driving, but they did say that she was the sole occupant of the car.
Ms. Heche was pulled from the car and taken to a hospital with “serious injuries,” police said.
It took 59 firefighters and more than an hour to extinguish the fire that started after the crash, said the fire brigade.
Los Angeles Police Department Agent Rosario Cervantes said on Wednesday the cause of the crash was part of the investigation and no charges had been filed. She said a warrant was obtained after the crash for a blood sample taken on the day of the crash.
“The investigation is still ongoing pending the blood results,” Officer Cervantes said.
Ms. Heche began her career in daytime television, playing good and bad twins in the NBC soap opera “Another World,” for which she won a 1991 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
In the late 1990s, she appeared in several popular Hollywood films, along with Johnny Depp in “Donnie Brasco,” Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman in “Wag the Dog,” and Harrison Ford in “Six Days Seven Nights.”
She was in a three-year relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres that ended in 2000.
Ms. Heche had roles on several TV shows, including “Men in Trees” in 2006 and “Hung” in 2009. More recent film credits include “The Best of Enemies” (2019), “The Vanished” (2020), and “13 Minutes” (2021). In 2020, she competed on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” and was eliminated after four weeks.
Livia Albeck-Ripka reporting contributed.