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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actor's life support switched off

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Jessica Falkholt, who acted in Home and Away, has reportedly had a kidney and part of her skull removed after the Boxing Day crash. Photograph: eCaster
New South Wales Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actor's life support switched off

Police confirm life support switched off and hospital confirms actor, who has been in a coma following Boxing Day crash, is in a critical condition

The Australian actress Jessica Falkholt remains in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after her life support was switched off, more than a fortnight after the horrific crash that killed her pa rents and younger sister.

New South Wales Police confirmed the life support machine was switched off overnight.

The 29-year-old has been fighting for her life in St George Hospital since being pulled from the wreckage, along with her 21-year-old sister, Annabelle, on 26 December near Ulladulla on the New South Wales south coast.

She remains in a critical condition, a spokeswoman for St George Hospital said on Friday.

Jessica’s life support was reportedly turned off on Thursday night, a day after her family was farewelled at a funeral at St Mary’s Catholic church in Concord.

The Falkholt’s family car was hit by a four-wheel drive on Boxing Day, with the sisters being pulled from the wreckage before it erupted in flames with the bodies of their parents inside. Annabelle died as a result of her injuries three days after the smash.

Jessica has reportedly undergone several surgeries, including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull, and has been in a coma.

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The 29-year-old found fame on the small screen as Hope Morrison in Home and Away, with the long-running TV soap paving the way for her feature film debut in the forthcoming supernatural thriller Harmony.

Following reports her life support had been turned off, Home and Away tweeted: “Rest in peace, beautiful Jessica Falkholt”.

A star of the show, James Stewart, tweeted “RIP Falkholt family” late Thursday night.

The driver of the four-wheel-drive, Craig Whitall, 50, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when he was also killed in the collision.

Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The state’s roads minister, Melinda Pavey, told 2GB on Friday: “Everything that the community expects us to do to keep t hem safe has not worked in this instance.”

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