A Spokesperson for the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner Revealed That Anne Heche Was Not Impaired by Drugs

According to an investigation, Anne Heche was not impaired by drugs at the time of her fatal car accident on August 5. Continue reading to find out more.


According to a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, actress Anne Heche was not impaired by drugs at the time of her fatal car accident on August 5. However, tests revealed that Heche, 53, had previously used cocaine and cannabis, according to ‘People’ magazine.

“The hospital admission blood showed the presence of benzoylecgonine, an inactive metabolite of cocaine, indicating she used it in the past but not at the time of the crash,” a Coroner representative confirmed to ‘People.’

Cannabinoids were found in Anne’s urine but “not detected in the admission blood and are consistent with prior use, but not at the time of the injury,” according to the coroner’s report. Fentanyl was also found in her system, though the coroner’s report stated that it was “obtained after she received treatment at the hospital and thus is consistent with therapeutic use.”

“This is substantiated by the absence of fentanyl in the blood specimen collected at hospital admission,” the study adds.

Furthermore, the report states that Heche’s burns were so severe that they prevented her body from adequately absorbing oxygen, resulting in her “anoxic brain injury,” which finally killed her.

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According to ‘People,’ Anne Heche was driving her Mini Cooper when she crashed into a Los Angeles property on August 5. Both her automobile and her house caught fire, and it was later revealed through audio file records from the Los Angeles Fire Department that Heche was stuck in her car for almost 45 minutes before being rescued.

According to the coroner’s report, the actress was engaged in two minor accidents before crashing into the house at roughly 80 mph. According to the investigation, there were no skid marks at the location.

She was brought to UCLA Ronald Ragan Hospital with third and second-degree burns and a cracked sternum before being transferred to a specialty burns ICU at West Hills Hospital.

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