Jessica Falkholt 'remains in critical condition' after horror crash

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"Home and Away" actress Jess Falkholt has had her life support switched off, after failing to recover from the Boxing Day auto crash that had already claimed the lives of her parents and sister.

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'.

Channel 7 reporter Samantha Brett wrote on Twitter, "Heartbreaking as life support for Jessica Falkholt is turned off a day after her family was farewelled".

She now remains in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed. Annabelle, 21, died three days later in the hospital.

The 29-year-old star had been left in critical condition following a Boxing Day vehicle crash that claimed the lives of her immediate family. "Jessica is a most lovely person".

Jessica Falkholt has tragically had her life support turned off just one day after the funeral of her parents, Lars and Vivian, and her younger sister, Annabelle.

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Their parents died at the scene, and Annabelle died as a result of her injuries on December 29.

Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to The Daily Telegraph. Local reports have described Whitall as a "serial traffic offender" who was driving home from a methadone clinic when his auto collided with the Falkholt vehicle.

He said Mr Falkholt had always been a careful driver and he would often joke about having to add on time to any trip, which he called the 'Lars factor'.

Falkholt played Hope Morrison on the popular soap opera Home and Away, and the show paid tribute to her on Twitter with a simple message: "Rest in peace, lovely Jessica Falkholt". We'd always have a laugh.

The state's roads minister, Melinda Pavey, told 2GB on Friday: "Everything that the community expects us to do to keep them safe has not worked in this instance".

Jessica also starred in Corey Pearson directorial Harmony.