Actress Anne Heche had cocaine in her system during her fatal car accident at a Los Angeles home, according to her latest autopsy and toxicology report.
Along with traces of cocaine, the toxicology report states that fentanyl was detected in the Emmy Award-winning actress’s body from the pain treatment she received after the horror crash. TMZ reports.
Heche crashed into the LA home at 100 mph, sparking a blaze that trapped her in her car for 45 minutes as dozens of firefighters worked to free her.
The report also notes that there was no alcohol in Heche’s body, despite a photo of her holding a bottle of vodka in her blue Mini Cooper just before the wreck.
Anne Heche had cocaine in her system during her fatal car accident that resulted in a massive fire that trapped her for 45 minutes. In the photo: Heche just before the crash
The August 5 crash scene was chaotic with firefighters braving the flames to rescue Heche and homeowner Lynne Mishele
Pictured: Heche is loaded into an ambulance after suffering burns and smoke inhalation
According to the timestamp on the LA Fire Department’s footage, the first of 59 firefighters arrived at the burning house at 11:01 a.m. on August 5, with reports that Heche was trapped in the car.
After homeowner Lynne Mishele pulled out of the blaze, officials mistakenly believed no one else was in the home, where the vehicle was not in sight.
After finding the car, emergency services had to wait for a heavy tow truck to brave the fire and pull the vehicle out, rescuing Heche at around 11:49 a.m.
She was badly burned and slipped into a coma after being transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Heche suffered “severe anoxic brain injury” caused by a lack of oxygen, according to a statement on behalf of her family and friends.
She was declared brain dead seven days later, but was kept on a ventilator until her organs could be donated.
Heche’s life support machine was turned off on August 14 and she was cremated on August 18.
A coroner ruled on August 17 that Heche died of inhalation injuries and burns, and the death was ruled accidental.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at 11:01 a.m. on August 5, shortly after the crash, and worked to contain the flames to allow for the rescue efforts
Although the crash occurred just before 11 a.m., firefighters were unable to confirm until 11:25 a.m. that Heche was still trapped in the car, and it took more than 20 minutes to pull her out.
Records show firefighters were confused in the chaos, as they couldn’t see her body in the wrecked and burning vehicle (pictured)
Mishele, who was at her Mar Vista home with her pets when Heche crashed into it, has since filed a $2 million lawsuit against the late actress’ estate.
Mishele recently spoke out about the crash that led to Heche’s death, saying she postponed the trial after being diagnosed with cancer in September.
In the lawsuit, Mishele claimed she was steps away from being hit by Heche’s car, along with her dogs and turtle.
The aftermath of Heche’s fatal crash has been highly publicized as confusion arose over her legacy shortly after her passing.
She died without a formal will and with two sons left by different fathers to settle claims to their inheritance.
Heche’s estate is currently being sued by Lynne Mishele, whose home was destroyed in the crash. The estate is currently owned by her eldest son, Homer Heche Laffoon (right)
Last week, a court gave control of Heche’s estate to her son, Homer Heche Laffoon, after objections from the actress’s former partner, actor James Tupper — who claimed her $200,000 worth of jewelry is “missing.”
Los Angeles Supreme Court Judge Lee Bogdanoff appointed 20-year-old Laffoon permanent trustee of the estate, denying Tupper’s request – the father of Heche’s 13-year-old son Atlas – to appoint an independent trustee .
The judge also rejected the objection of Canadian-born Tupper, 57, who claimed Laffoon is “not fit” to run the estate because he is too young, unemployed and was estranged from his mother at the time of her death.