The driver was traveling at high speed when she veered off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told CNN. The impact left the car engulfed in flames and the driver suffered burns. She was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Heche for comment.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance. She followed that with roles in films like “Donnie Brasco”, “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Wag the Dog”.
“I haven’t done a studio shot for 10 years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.