New Delhi: US actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive, her family has said, after a car crash earlier this week that left her vehicle engulfed in flames.
“We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital,” the representative said in a statement, reports ‘Variety’.
“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”
Her car crashed into a two-storey home in Los Angeles last week.
Police said on Friday that preliminary blood tests had revealed the presence of drugs in her system, but extra testing was needed to rule out any substances given in hospital.
The Los Angeles Police Department told the PA news agency the incident was being investigated as a felony driving-under-the-influence traffic collision.
The 53-year-old mother-of-two has featured in films including Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapids and the 1998 Psycho remake.
She was nominated for outstanding younger actress in a drama series at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1991, for her performance in Another World.