Actress Anne Heche was critically injured in a fiery car crash into a
house in Mar Vista on Friday, sources tell NBCLA.
The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. in the 1700 block of South
Walgrove Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Police said the driver was speeding down a residential street and launched
30-feet into a home. The Mini Cooper involved in the crash was speeding
and possibly hit a curb before launching at more than two feet through the
front yard and into the home.
The home owner was in the backyard at the time of the crash and was not
A neighbor described what he saw after that driver was rescued.
"The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car
to extract the driver. It was crazy."
Humphrey said car stopped within a 738- square-foot two-story home that
was built in 1952.
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The crash caused structural compromise and a fire, Humphrey said.
"Fifty-nine Firefighters took 65 minutes to access, confine and fully
extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure, and
rescue one female adult found within the vehicle, who has been taken to an
area hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition,'' Humphrey said.