Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's life support turned off after crash

Home And Away’ Actress Jessica Falkholt Has Life Support Turned Off

By Alex Bruce Smith

Life support of the Home and Away actress who's been clinging to life since losing her entire family in a Boxing Day vehicle crash has now been switched off.

The actor has undergone multiple surgeries, including the removal of her kidney and part of her skull.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Jessica's life support was switched off on Thursday evening local time, one day after her parents and sister were laid to rest.

There has been no official confirmation from the NSW Police or hospital that the actress has died. Her parents died on the scene of the crash while she and her sister were airlifted to the hospital.

Other motorists are said to have risked their lives to pull the Annabelle and Jessica from the wreckage, with both cars bursting into flames shortly afterwards - leaving Mr. and Mrs. Falkholt to be identified through their dental records as their remains were burnt in the fire.

Jessica's family were farewelled at a ceremony at St Mary's Catholic Church in Concord on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old actress was involved in a Boxing Day crash while traveling with her parents and sister.

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's 'life support switched off' one day after family's funeral

Falkholt played Hope Morrison on the long-running Australian soap opera.

Craig Whitall, who died at the scene, was recognised as a habitual driving offender with over 60 offences to his name.

Vivian Falkholt's brother Paul Ponticello spoke at their funeral, saying he thought he and his sister "would grow old together".

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

"The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here (the heart)", Ms Macchetta told the service.

The Falkholt family's auto was involved in a head-on collision on the Princes Highway at Mondayong on the New South Wales south coast in Australia on 26 December. She later filmed a role in the American film Harmony, which is set for release this year.

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