Falkholt critical, life support turned off

Jessica Falkholt a former cast member of Home and Away has had her life support switched off following a car crash that claimed her family

The production company behind Jessica Falkholt's upcoming film "Harmony" says the movie will still go ahead after the actress's life support was switched off following the Boxing Day crash that killed her family.

Mr Whitall's family issued a statement shortly after the crash at Mondayong that said: "Our hearts are broken not only for our loss but the loss the Falkholt family are feeling".

Annabelle died in hospital three days later, and Jessica had remained in a coma following several surgeries.

The actress and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's life support machine has been turned off but she remains in a critical condition, hospital officials have confirmed. She had reportedly been in a coma since her arrival.

Police continue to investigate the crash, which also claimed the life of 50-year-old Craig Whitall, who was driving the other auto and died instantly.

Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, who was driving a four-wheel-drive crashed into the Falkholt's family auto. The family was returning from Christmas holiday.




Despite his history of traffic offences, Craig Whitall was allowed to return to Australia's roads. Of his nine convictions for driving without a license, four incidents occurred in a single month.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

An autopsy may fail to determine if any drugs were in Mr Whitall's system due to his severe injuries and subsequent fire.

Jessica was born in Sydney and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art before landing her first acting roles.

MESSAGES have flowed in this morning for Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt after news broke that her life support had been switched off at St George Hospital overnight.

The Falkholt family's vehicle 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.

Australian actor Anthony Hayes tweeted: 'Jessica Falkholt.

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