Home & Away star dies following car crash

trending 17/01/2018

29-year-old actress Jessica Falkholt has died following a Boxing Day crash that killed three members of her family.

A spokesperson for St George Hospital confirmed on behalf of her family that Jessica passed away at 10.20am today.

“Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December,” a statement released Wednesday morning read.

The Home and Away actress’s life support was switched off on 11 January after several operations but remained in a critical condition for five days.

She was pulled from the wreckage of the Boxing Day crash near Ulladulla with her sister Annabelle, 21, who died in hospital three days later. Their parents, Lars, 69, and Vivian, 61, were killed at the scene.

The driver of the 4WD that slammed into the family’s car was also killed in the accident. Craig Whitall, 50, was a serial traffic offender and was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when the accident occurred.