Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt dies one day after family's funeral


The Daily Telegraph report that Jessica's life support was turned off earlier today [11 January], with the publication also claiming that 50-year-old Craig Whitall, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had as many as 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

Vivian and Lars were tragically killed instantly in the crash, while Jessica and Annabelle were pulled form the auto by bystanders.

JESSICA Falkholt has had her life support switched off one day after the funeral for three members of her family killed in an horrific Boxing Day crash, according to reports.

The 29-year-old has spent the last 16 days following the crash in a medically induced coma in hospital and has undergone multiple surgeries.

Her sister Annabelle, 21, initially survived, but died three days later in the hospital on December 29.

Her younger sister, 21-year-old Annabelle, passed away in hospital soon after.

Jessica's parents and sister were buried yesterday - January 11 - with their funeral taking place at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord in Sydney's west. Everything we have done and every decision we have made has been done with the advice of doctors and social workers.

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The family is now playing a "waiting game" on the condition of the actress, with doctors telling them it could be weeks or months before her recovery time is known.

"It's a day that will be hard to erase from our memory", the Daily Mail reported Paul saying of the tragic accident.

"Their lives ending on a highway makes absolutely no sense".

'The irony of this tragedy is Lars was such a careful driver, ' Mr Ponticello said.

'They are together and always will be.

Whitall was also reportedly a known drug user, the publication reports.

Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, who was driving a four-wheel-drive crashed into the Falkholt's family vehicle.