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UPDATE: Anne Heche brain dead, not expected to survive fiery crash

(LOS ANGELES) –  UPDATE – Anne Heche’s representative is revealing the actress suffered a severe brain injury and is not expected to live.

Heche crashed into a Los Angeles home and her car burst into flames last Friday.

She was severely burned and has been in a coma since.

She is not expected to make it much longer, and she is being kept on life support for the purpose of organ donation.

Police determined the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system at the time of the crash.

If she survived she would have been charged with felony DUI.

“Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time,” a representative for Heche said.
According to CNN, Heche experienced ‘severe burns’ and is intubated in an intensive care unit but expected to live.  Police says she is so badly burned, they have not been able to speak with her yet.
Her Mini Cooper traveled at high speed when it first crashed in a parking lot. Heche reportedly fled the scene and minutes later, collided into a Mar Vista home, which severely injured the tenant, according to sources.
The car then burst into flames that engulfed the house. “It took firefighters more than an hour to access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure,” stated Los Angeles Police.
Heche was carried out of her vehicle, placed on a stretcher, and transported to paramedics in critical condition.
Helicopter video shows her back was badly burned.  She’s covered in a white cloth, when she suddenly sits up on the stretcher and starts flailing wildly as they put her in the ambulance.
Just hours prior to the fiery crash, Heche drank hard liquor and chased with wine on an episode of the “Better Together” podcast alongside co-host Heather Duffy.
“We each have a bottle in front of us because our friends sent us a bottle,” Heche affirmed during the episode.
The actress joked that listeners should keep “their fingers crossed” in hopes that the two would make it through the podcast episode.
Staff Writer, Julianna Caban, contributed to this story.