Police announce the end of the investigation into the car accident of Anne Heche

Police say they have concluded their investigation into Anne Heche’s serious car crash.

Following the accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, the 53-year-old woman was taken to hospital, where she is being kept on life support to see if she is potentially compatible with donating. organs. Under California law, however, she is legally dead.

“As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts in this matter,” the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said.

Anne Heche crashed her car into a Los Angeles building before it burst into flames (Ian West/PA)

“Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they come in as a matter of formalities and included in the overall record. When a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not show up for examination.

The department previously confirmed to the PA news agency that the accident was being investigated as a crime of driving under the influence (DUI).

An LAPD spokesperson said earlier that preliminary blood tests revealed the presence of drugs in Ms. Heche’s system, but further testing was needed to rule out any substances administered at the hospital.

Images and video footage obtained by US news outlet TMZ following the incident showed Ms Heche driving a blue Mini Cooper, which was later pictured badly damaged at the scene.

The vehicle hit a two-story house and “erupted into heavy fire,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish the flames in the heavily damaged structure, the LAFD said.

Ms Heche suffered “significant lung damage requiring mechanical ventilation” and “burns requiring surgery”, a spokeswoman for the actress previously confirmed to PA.

Ms. Heche is known for films such as Donnie Brasco, Six Days, Seven Nights, Cedar Rapids and the 1998 remake of Psycho.

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