'Home And Away' Actress Jessica Falkholt Dies Aged 28 After Car Crash


'Home And Away' Actress Jessica Falkholt Dies Aged 28 After Car Crash

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt remains in a critical condition today, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed, weeks after a Boxing Day auto crash that killed her sister and parents.

Ms Falkholt and her sister Annabelle were pulled from the crash, as the vehicles went up in flames, but her parents died in the burning auto, along with the 4WD's driver.

The other driver, 52-year-old Ulladulla man Craig Anthony Whitall, also lost his life in the crash. He was driving home from a methadone clinic when he struck the family of four.

The Falkholt's family vehicle was hit by a four-wheel drive on Boxing Day, with the sisters being pulled from the wreckage before it erupted in flames with the bodies of their parents inside.

The 29-year-old's life support was switched-off on Thursday night, following the tragic accident that killed her father Lars, mother Vivian and sister Annabelle.

The daughter of a couple killed in a Boxing Day crash has died from her injuries in hospital while her sister still fights for life.

The 29-year-old was injured on Boxing Day in a fiery head-on crash on the NSW south coast that claimed the lives of her parents, Lars, 69, and Vivian Falkholt, 60.

A family friend said, "They were a very close family and had been on a quiet getaway", according to The Telegraph as reported by Sydney Morning Herald.

There are mixed reports about whether the actress has passed away, with The Home and Away Facebook page sharing a simple heartfelt update last night, "Rest in peace lovely Jess".

The network behind the soap, Australia's Network Seven, also released a short statement: "Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family".

"On behalf of the family of Jessica Falkholt, St George Hospital has been asked to advise the media and the community that Jessica's life support has been switched off".

Jessica and Annabelle Falkholt were pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital.

Lars, Vivian, Annabelle and Jessica Falkholt. Annabelle died three days later.

Vivian's younger brother Paul Ponticello thanked the members of the public who ran to help pull the sisters out from the auto.

Prior to her stint in Home and Away, Falkholt had minor television roles in Tricky Business and Underbelly: Badness. "We take comfort in knowing they are together and always will be".



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