US actress Anne Heche is fighting for her life following a fiery car crash in Los Angeles.

The 53-year-old crashed her Mini Cooper into a house at a great speed, and was subsequently hospitalised with severe burns.

According to the New York Post, the star is reportedly in a “critical condition”.

A spokesperson for Heche told the Post, “Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche became unconscious, slipping into a coma.”

They explained that Heche, who also crashed into an apartment garage earlier in the day, suffered “significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention”.

The Post also reported that the Los Angeles Police Department received a warrant to test the actress’ blood, as they worked to determine if the crash was a result of drugs and alcohol.

According to the Post, a representative for the LAPD confirmed the warrant was “obtained the same day as the traffic collision, which was August 5. The warrant was to draw blood, and an investigation is ongoing pending the blood test results.”

“If found intoxicated, [Heche] could be charged with misdemeanour DUI hit and run. No arrests have been made so far.”

Witnesses to Heche’s first crash tried to help the star out of the vehicle, but she allegedly backed up and drove off before crashing into another home where her car became “engulfed” in flames.

Aerial shots from the accident show smoke billowing out of the home she crashed into while photos from the scene capture Heche being put on a stretcher before being taken to hospital.

Image credits: Getty Images

This article first appeared on OverSixty.