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

Paying respect Wednesday's service was held at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord in Sydney's west

Paying respect Wednesday's service was held at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord in Sydney's west

The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver.

Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died after her life-support was turned off following a horror crash on St Stephen's Day.

According to the Daily Mail, Jessica's heartbroken family had kept a bedside vigil in the Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital where Jessica had been in a medically induced coma.

The 29-year-old and her 21-year-old sister were pulled unconscious from the vehicle wreckage following the crash in New South Wales, their parents Lars and Vivian having been killed instantly.

Despite reports that the 29-year-old Home And Away actress had passed away, a St George Hospital spokesperson has said that Jessica remains in a 'critical condition'.

Jessica has had several surgeries including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull.

On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 11, just one day after a funeral had been held for Falkholt's parents and sister, her family agreed to switch off the life support. No decision is made without Jessica's wants in mind.

During the service, Jessica's uncle tearfully told mourners their family will forever be haunted by Christmas - the last time they were all together.

Paul Ponticello, Vivian's brother, gave a eulogy at the funeral. He also spoke of his anger and confusion over his family members' tragic ends, saying that "their lives on this earth ending on a highway makes absolutely no sense".

"Whenever he'd ask to drive somewhere I'd suggest a time for an average driver and add on some additional time for the "Lars factor" because he was so careful".

Whitall was also reportedly a known drug user, the publication reports. Australian media are describing the driver of the other vehicle as a "serial traffic offender" who was driving back from a methadone clinic when he collided with the Falkholts' auto.

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