Anne Heche not impaired by ‘illicit substances’ during car crash autopsy confirms

Anne Heche
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Actress Anne Heche was not under the influence of drugs at the time of her deadly car crash in August.

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According to a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s report obtained by PEOPLE.

A spokesperson for the coroner's office told the publication, “The hospital admission blood showed the presence of benzoylecgonine, the inactive metabolite of cocaine, which means she used in the past but not at the time of the crash.”

There were also cannabinoids found in Heche's urine analysis but they were “not detected in the admission blood and is consistent with prior use, but not at the time of the injury.”

Further toxicology reporting did show fentanyl in the actor’s system but it had been “obtained after she received treatment at the hospital and therefore consistent with therapeutic use,” according to the coroner’s office.

Heche crashed her car into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5, causing the car and house to catch fire.

She was in a coma for almost a week following the crash. Heche was pronounced dead Aug. 11. Her death was ruled accidental.

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