The Los Angeles Police Department has escalated their investigation to a felony after a woman claimed she was injured and needed medical assistance following Heche crashing into her home, TMZ reported Wednesday.
Officers believe Heche, 53, was intoxicated when she crashed her car into two different buildings before it was “engulfed” in flames.
“If found intoxicated, [Heche] could be charged with misdemeanor DUI hit and run.
A neighbor had previously talked to People and said that the woman whose home was destroyed by the crash “was extremely fortunate” to survive without injuries.
The neighbor, Lynne Bernstein, said Lynne Mishele was in a different room when the accident happened.
However, it’s still unclear whether the woman who was injured during the accident is Mishele
“Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche became unconscious, slipping into a coma,” her spokesperson told Page Six