Police say they have concluded their investigation into Anne Heche’s fatal car crash.
Following the accident in the Mar Vista, Los Angeles area, the 53-year-old was taken to the hospital where she was on life support to see if she was suitable for organ donation. However, according to California law, she died legally.
“As of today, no investigative efforts will be made in this case,” the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said.
“Any information or records that were requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of procedure and included in the overall record. When the person suspected of committing a crime expires, we do not present to make a review application.
The department had previously confirmed to the PA news agency that the accident under investigation was a driver-influenced (DUI) traffic collision.
An LAPD spokesman earlier said preliminary blood tests had revealed the presence of drugs in Miss Heche’s system but further testing was needed to rule out any substances used in the hospital. .
Photos and video obtained by US media outlet TMZ after the incident show Ms Heche driving a blue Mini Cooper, which was later badly damaged at the scene.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the vehicle crashed into a two-story house and “went on fire.”
It took fifty-nine firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the flames inside the severely damaged structure, LAFD said.
A spokesperson for the actress confirmed to PA earlier that Ms Heche had a “serious lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation” and “burns requiring surgical intervention”.
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Miss Heche is known for films such as Donnie Brasco, Six Days, Seven Nights, Cedar Rapids and the 1998 remake of Psycho.
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