Tributes flow for Jess Falkholt after life support turned off

Pauline Gross
January 12, 2018

Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt remains in a critical condition in Sydney's St George hospital this morning, after her life support was switched off last night - a day after her mother, father, and sister were laid to rest.

Her younger sister Annabelle, 21, was pulled from the wreckage but tragically died in hospital on December 29 following severe injuries.

When Craig Whitall fatally smashed his Toyota Prado four-wheel-drive into the Falkholt family's auto on his way home from a methadone clinic, the 50-year-old had been declared an habitual traffic offender by the courts with more than 60 convictions to his name.

Whitehall was reportedly driving home from a methadone clinic at the time of the crash, which allegedly saw him veer into the other lane and hit the Falkholt family.

It was revealed overnight that the man at the centre of the Boxing Day horror crash which killed four people, including himself, was allowed back behind a wheel. Annabelle was sent to Liverpool hospital in a critical condition but died three days later.

The 29-year-old and her 21-year-old sister were pulled unconscious from the auto wreckage following the crash in New South Wales, their parents Lars and Vivian having been killed instantly. "Jess was a very private girl and while we're thankful for public thoughts and interest, we are just trying to honor what she'd want".

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A message on the show's official Twitter feed said: "Rest in peace, attractive Jessica".

"We made sure Jess wasn't alone and her friends were able to be there with her, ' a relative of Jessica's told Daily Mail Australia".

At the time of the accident, Network Seven, Home and Away's broadcaster, released a statement saying: "Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family". The Daily Telegraph reports that Whitall had many previous driving infractions, including a nine-year ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving without a licence.

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

Actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off following an accident at Sussex Inlet that killed the rest of her family.

Friends and family at the funeral for Lars, Vivian and Annabelle Falkholt at Concord Today. She then filmed a role in the United States film Harmony, which is set for release this year.

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