Heche’s spokeswoman confirmed the accident to the Associated Press. “Anne is currently in stable condition,” Heather Duffy Boylston, Heche’s friend and podcast partner, told AP in a statement. “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.”
Late Friday, “Big Little Lies” and “A Million Little Things” star James Tupper, previously Heche’s partner of 10 years and father of one of her children, posted a photo of the actress and their son, Atlas, on his verified Instagram account. “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight,” he wrote with a heart emoji. “anneheche we love you.”
Without identifying the driver, Tony Im, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, confirmed to USA TODAY that a crash occurred at about 10:55 a.m. and that the vehicle “became engulfed in flames.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in an online release that the vehicle struck a two-story home, causing “structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire.” The driver was taken to a hospital “in critical condition,” according to the release.