Everybody within the residence was accounted for, the caller stated, including that he was uncertain how many individuals have been within the automotive when it crashed.
“Any person is opening the again to see if we are able to entry as a result of they’re kinda trapped … contained in the automotive,” the caller continued. Within the background, a voice yelled “hearth!” and one other one referred to as out for hoses because the dispatcher tried to find out whether or not the smoke was within the residence or automotive.
Whereas questions stay about that tragic day, extra info has come to gentle about occasions main as much as Heche’s crash.
A purple wig and a ‘random’ morning encounter
About 20 minutes earlier than Heche’s automotive collided into the house, she made an innocuous buy: a purple wig at a hair salon in Venice, about two miles away from the scene of the crash.
She checked out wigs on a shelf within the shampoo space and picked a blue one. Glass instructed her that wig was already taken, so she opted for a purple wig as a substitute, he instructed the publication.
Glass acknowledged her, and the pair took selfies, one among which he posted on Instagram.
“So I met @anneheche right this moment and she or he bought a #redwig so random,” he wrote within the caption.
With a beaming smile — her blonde hair in a brief, rumpled reduce — Heche held on to her new wig within the picture.
Glass used the time stamp on the pictures to estimate Heche’s arrival time on the salon, he instructed the publication. It turned out to be one among her remaining pictures earlier than the crash.
When reached by CNN, Glass declined to offer additional particulars, saying the “weird and horrific” scenario has been onerous to course of and has taken a toll on him.
“I’ve rapidly discovered that it has been troublesome to navigate the … cyber bullying from strangers, the random telephone calls and the entire outreach that come from it — in addition to the overwhelming emotions of grief I’ve at seeing the tragic lack of somebody’s life,” he instructed CNN.
Round 20 minutes later, a fiery crash right into a two-story residence
Shortly after her cease on the hair salon, Heche’s dashing automotive barreled into a house in Los Angeles, police stated. Video from the scene confirmed the charred shell of the automotive and clouds of smoke.
“Solo passenger car struck and got here to relaxation effectively inside a 738 sq. foot two-story residence in-built 1952, inflicting structural compromise and erupting in heavy hearth,” the Los Angeles Fireplace Division stated in an announcement.
It took the practically 60 firefighters about 65 minutes to extinguish the flames and rescue Heche, authorities stated. She rushed to the hospital in essential situation.
Simply earlier than the crash, Heche was concerned in a separate hit-and-run incident, however her severe accidents prevented officers from questioning her about it, a regulation enforcement supply stated. LAPD authorities instructed CNN that there aren’t any plans to launch further particulars on that incident.
On the time of the crash, Heche was concerned in a number of tasks, together with the “Higher Collectively” podcast, which highlighted significant friendships. In an episode of the podcast launched earlier than the crash, Heche talked about having a foul day. “As we speak’s been a really distinctive day,” she stated within the podcast. “I do not know what occurred, generally days simply suck.”
It is unclear when the episode was recorded. Not a lot is thought about her whereabouts that morning till minutes earlier than the crash.
A 911 name and panic over a trapped sufferer
The 911 name gives perception into the panic on the scene of the crash.
Within the frantic audio, the caller instructed dispatch that the automotive moved so quick, it is within the second room of the house. “Like 10 toes into the home,” the caller stated.
Later the caller instructed dispatch the automotive was on hearth and the smoke was turning “actually black,” whereas others yelled within the background that somebody was trapped within the automotive. Sirens blared within the background.
“Right here comes the paramedic,” the caller stated. Dispatch urged the caller to remain on the telephone till the medics begin serving to the sufferer.
A constructive drug check and a dismissed investigation
Heche was hospitalized in essential situation following the crash.
Detectives received a search warrant for her blood pattern, and checks later confirmed she was beneath the affect of narcotics, police stated.
Her spokesperson instructed CNN the actress had a big pulmonary damage that required a ventilator and extreme burns. Her household and buddies later stated she additionally skilled a extreme anoxic mind damage, which happens when the mind is disadvantaged of oxygen.
Till her loss of life Sunday, she was stored on life assist to find out whether or not her organs have been viable for donation and a match was made.
The LAPD initially introduced that she was beneath investigation for felony DUI after her blood work confirmed indicators of impairment, elevating it from a misdemeanor DUI.
After her loss of life, authorities dropped their felony investigation into the crash, police stated.