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Anne Heche's death ruled an 'accident': coroner

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Anne Heche's death has been ruled an accident, according to a report released by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The 53-year-old actress died of "inhalation and thermal injuries" and the manner of death was listed as an "accident." The report also listed a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma" under "other significant conditions."  Her death was listed on the coroner's report as Thursday, Aug.

11. Anne Heche's (seen in 2010) manner of death was ruled an accident.The actress was removed from life support on Sunday and died at the age of 53. (Jeff Kravitz) Heche's place of death was listed at a "hospital" and Deputy Medical Examiner Dr.

Ukpo is recorded presiding over the autopsy. According to the National Library of Medicine, "Sternal fractures are the result of motor vehicle collisions in 60% to 90% of cases."  The fractures are "slightly more prevalent in females than males," and typically result during a collision when the chest strikes a steering wheel, especially in older vehicles without airbags.

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