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Anne Heche remains in a coma and on a ventilator after fiery crash

A spokesperson for the actor said that her condition is unchanged as doctors evaluate surgical interventions.
/ Source: TODAY

After being involved in a fiery car accident on Friday, Anne Heche’s condition remains unchanged, with the actor intubated and in a coma.

Doctors are evaluating whether certain surgeries might improve her situation, a spokesperson told NBC News on Thursday. Family and friends remain with her at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles, and her elder son, Homer, has been named next of kin.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the 53-year-old actor said Heche was in "critical condition," adding that she had "a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention.”

The spokesperson on Thursday declined to comment on the extent of the burns.

On Friday, TODAY confirmed that the “Six Days, Seven Nights” actor had been involved in a severe vehicular accident and fire that sparked after a car crashed into a residence in the Los Angeles, California, neighborhood of Mar Vista. A “heavy fire” erupted, which took nearly an hour to put out.

Police told Los Angeles NBC affiliate KNBC that the driver of the Mini Cooper car had been speeding down a residential street and possibly hit a curb before launching 30 feet into the home.

LAPD told KNBC that investigators got a warrant to draw Heche’s blood on Friday to determine whether she was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The woman who lived in the home with her two dogs was unhurt, KNBC reported, because she had been in the backyard at the time of the crash.