Following news of Anne Heche’s death, the woman she crashed into fatally shared her grief in a video on social media.
Lynne Mishele’s home was set on fire in last week’s crash when the actress lost control of her car and plunged past Mishele’s home.
“The news of Anne Heche’s passing is devastating. His family, friends and children in particular have truly suffered a great loss, and my heart goes out to them,” Mishele said.
“This whole situation is just tragic and there really are no words. Sending love to everyone involved.
Mishele, who was in the backyard on the other side of the house at the time of the accident, was treated for minor injuries after working frantically to remove her pets from the burning house.
She previously shared a video to thank her supporters for “the overwhelming amount of love, compassion, generosity and kindness people have shown over the past week.”
She said: “‘It’s obviously been the craziest, most traumatic, most confusing time, so I’ll eventually try to get back to everyone and read everyone’s comments, but thank you, thank you for the bottom of my heart.
“It’s really really overwhelming. You really had a very profound impact on my life, so thank you all so much and I’ll keep you posted.
A fund, set up to help Mishele with his financial difficulties stemming from the accident, has already raised $150,000.
Anne Heche’s family released a statement on Friday afternoon, following news that the actress would be taken off life support and her organs would be made available for donation, as she had wished.
“We have lost a shining light, a kind and very joyful soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend,” the statement read. “Anne will be sorely missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic work and her passionate advocacy. His bravery in always standing in his truth, spreading his message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.