The coroner ruled Anne Heche’s death an ACCIDENT
Anne Heche’s death was officially ruled an accident after she died of her burns after plowing into a house at 90mph.
The Los Angeles County coroner ruled Wednesday that the actress died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.
The bureau also said the 53-year-old suffered a “fractured sternum from blunt trauma” in the Aug. 5 horror smash.
Sternal fractures are most common in patients who have hit their chest on the steering wheel in an automobile accident.
Heche also suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury” caused by lack of oxygen, according to a statement released last week on behalf of her family and friends.
A full autopsy report is still being finalized, the coroner’s office said.
Heche’s life support machine was shut down on Sunday after suffering horrific burns in the crash in her Mini Clubman.
She was pronounced legally dead on August 12 after being in a coma for a week before being taken off life support two days later. She was kept alive until her organs could be donated.
A pre-crash photo on Aug. 5 shows Heche behind the wheel with a bottle of vodka in the cup holder just before the second crash
The actress was wheeled to an ambulance on the day of the accident
Heche is seen being removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken to a waiting ambulance
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said the department is still investigating whether drug use contributed to the accident.
Blood tests showed the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system when the high-speed crash happened on August 5, but officials confirmed she had not been drinking, although she was pictured with a vodka bottle in her cup holder.
A new 911 call also revealed that neighbors were initially unaware that Heche was trapped in the car at the property.
The caller told authorities that a “car just drove through my neighbor’s house” and into the “second room” and that there was no one in the car, emergency call recordings obtained by Fox News said.
When asked if the car was inside, the caller told the dispatcher it was 10 feet inside and moments later the car burst into flames with Heche inside.
Seconds later, it turned out that Heche was actually in the car. The caller told dispatchers, “Someone is trapped in the car. It’s a big fire.”
A dispatcher told the caller to “try to get the driver out of the car if we can,” but advised him to stay safe.
The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns in the collision and was recorded being pulled by firefighters from the mangled wreckage after it burst into flames around 11am in Los Angeles
The actress lost control of her car when it crashed into a house, starting a fire that severely burned her and left her in “extremely critical condition,” her rep said.
It reportedly took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to “access, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames” caused by Heche’s crash.
A man is heard asking the emergency services to be “real quick” when they realized someone was trapped and got a hose to help.
They said, “There’s smoke, I didn’t see any flames, someone just said get water. The house is on fire. I don’t see any flames, but a lot of smoke. Big fire.’
Footage newly released last week showed the moments before the crash when Heche nearly mowed down a woman.
She was recorded speeding down an alley, narrowly missing the pedestrian as she walked down the sidewalk in the Mar Vista neighborhood.
The unidentified woman whirled in surprise as the blue Mini Clubman sped past just before 11am on Friday.
It comes as police insiders revealed Heche, who was intubated with horrific burns after the horrific accident, is to be investigated for the 90-mile blow.
A photo taken by a witness before the accident showed her in her blue Mini Clubman with a red-topped bottle on top and looking glassy-eyed.
After the star was taken off life support, many tributes poured in, including from her own management team, who wrote: Today we have lost a bright light, a kind and very cheerful soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend. Anne will be greatly missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, iconic work and passionate advocacy.”
Their 2-year-old son Homer also said he went through “incredible emotional swings” and was left in a “deep, wordless sadness,” according to People.
“Hopefully my mom is pain free and starts exploring what I like to think of as her eternal freedom,” he told People.
The actress also leaves behind a 13-year-old son Atlas, whom she shares with ex James Tupper.
The actress is survived by two children, Atlas, 13, (left) and Homer, 20 (right). Her eldest said he was left with a “deep, wordless sadness” after her death
Homer’s father Laffoon posted an emotional tribute to the actress on Saturday, a day after it was revealed Heche was brain dead.
In the video posted to his Instagram, Laffoon said: “After Anne’s passing, I just wanted to say a few things: First, I love her and I miss her and I always will. Second, Homer is fine.
“He’s grieving, of course, and it’s tough, it’s really tough, as anyone can probably imagine,” Laffoon continued. “But he’s surrounded by his family and he’ll be fine.”
“So for all the people checking in, thank you for checking in, showing us your heart, offering prayers and everything. It is so beautiful. Many Thanks.’
Former co-star Robert DeNiro told ‘People’: “I’m so saddened by the tragic death of Anne Heche. She was a wonderful actress and I really enjoyed working with her on Wag the Dog. Sad! Sad! Sad!’
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