Earlier this month, news broke that actress Anne Heche had crashed into a home in Los Angeles, California, at 90 MPH, igniting both the house and vehicle. Heche was then transported to a nearby hospital with severe burns, where she was intubated and declared in critical condition. Tragically, the actress later died as a result of her extensive injuries.
First responders were the ones to ultimately remove Anne Heche from the flaming vehicle. It was residents of the neighborhood in which she crashed, however, who were first on the scene. And rather than standing by, several heroically tried to help.
While one neighbor attempted to pull Heche from the car, another called 911 to report the incident. That call has now been released, shedding more light on the horrifying situation.
The 911 Call From the Accident Site
At the beginning of the call, the resident seems unaware that there’s anyone trapped in the car. He simply explains that a car was driving “very fast,” driving through a nearby home. In disbelief, the dispatcher replies, “the car went all the way into the house?”
After confirming that everyone in the house was safe and accounted for, the caller explains that they’re unsure of the condition of the driver and/or passengers. The caller then realizes that someone is trapped in the vehicle and becomes more panicked, asking for help from the dispatcher.
As smoke begins to fill the car and home from the rapidly growing flames, the caller retrieves a hose in an effort to quell the fire. The scene then devolves into chaos, those at the home understanding the full extent of what they were witnessing. Cries for help can be heard in the background from terrified onlookers.
Sadly, the caller confirms that he’s unable to help the driver (Anne Heche) without putting himself in danger. At that moment, however, first responders can be heard arriving on the scene.
LAPD Announce Anne Heche Investigation Has Ended
Following Anne Heche’s horrific crash, the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that they were opening an investigation into the actress. A warrant was obtained to test Heche’s blood for drugs and alcohol following suspicion that she was under the influence at the time of the accident, which was later confirmed.
At the time the warrant was issued, Anne Heche was in stable condition, according to her family. Soon after, however, she returned to critical condition, slipping into a coma from which she never awoke. Following the news of her death, the LAPD announced that they would no longer be investigating the actress.
“As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts made in this case,” an LAPD rep told People. “Any information or records that have been requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of formalities and included in the overall case. When a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present for filing consideration.”