Anne Heche wasn't 'high' at time of deadly crash
Anne Heche autopsy reveals cocktail of drugs in actress’ system at time of car crash
the actress’ urine tested positive for cocaine, cannabinoids, benzodiazepines and fentanyl.
However, it has been determined that the fentanyl was administered to Heche to alleviate her pain after she had already been admitted to the hospital.
the coroner concluded that there was “no evidence of impairment by illicit substances at the time of the crash,” meaning she was not “high” when she died.
The medical examiner ruled that Heche’s death was accidental and caused by inhalation and thermal injuries
The medical examiner’s report also states that the actress was trapped in her car for about 30 minutes before first responders were able to extricate her.
During that time, Heche’s car was charred and her clothes were almost entirely burned off as she suffered second-degree burns on 12 percent of her bod
Heche, who had a high-profile romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the ’90s, used to speak openly about her battle with substance abuse.
“I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,” she told ABC News in 2001