Anne Heche Crash No Longer Being Investigated By LAPD (Report)

According to People, the Los Angeles Police Department has closed its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident.
"As of today, no further investigative efforts will be made in this case," the department said in a statement to the outlet. “Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events will continue to be collected for the sake of formality as it arrives and will be included in the overall case. If a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present them for examination.”
The update comes after Heche was pronounced brain dead on Thursday night following last week's horrific crash.
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The actress' rep told NBC News on Friday that while Heche is dead under California law, her heart is still beating and she has not yet been taken off life support to donate her organs.
"We have lost a shining light, a kind and very cheerful soul, a loving mother and a devoted friend," her rep said in a statement to NBC News on behalf of her family and friends. "Anne will be missed dearly, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, iconic work and passionate advocacy. Her bravery in always standing in her truth and spreading her message of love and acceptance will continue to have a lasting impact.”
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Heche was hospitalized on August 5 after driving her car into a two-story house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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She first crashed a blue Mini Cooper into an apartment building's garage, according to eyewitnesses to the crash who spoke to TMZ. They claimed residents of the complex tried to get Heche out of the car, but she drove away and shortly after crashed into a nearby house, starting a fire.
According to a Los Angeles Fire Department report, which did not identify Heche, the lone vehicle crashed into a two-story home, "resulting in structural impairment and erupting in a serious fire." It took firefighters a little over an hour to put out the flames.
Authorities announced on Thursday afternoon that preliminary tests indicated the 53-year-old had drugs in her system after the crash. A Los Angeles Police Department public information officer told NBC News that a blood draw "revealed the presence of drugs," adding that a second test would be done to rule out any substances in any medications she was given at the hospital.
Before dropping their investigation, the LAPD was investigating the crash as a road traffic offense involving DUI, the organization's PIO previously told NBC News.
Anne Heche
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