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Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off

12 January 2018

Australian actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support machine switched off just over a week after a crash that claimed the lives of several other members of her family.

Falkholt has been in a coma since the accident, and had her life support pulled on January 11, just one day after her mother and father were laid to rest.

The revelations come as former Home and Away actress remains in a critical condition at St George Hospital after her life support was turned off.

While the parents had died instantly, the sister died three days later in the hospital.

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The 29-year-old had undergone surgery and had been in a coma following the crash on St Stephen's Day in New South Wales.

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.

A funeral service for Lars, Vivian and Anabelle took place in Sydney on Wednesday.

After the crash, Darien Collier was one of the first people on the scene and pulled the sisters from the wreckage. Whitehall had previously received a nine-year driving ban and racked up at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

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'Whenever asking how long it would take to drive somewhere I would suggest an average for a normal driver and then add some additional time for the Lars factor.

Following Wednesday's funeral service, Vivian Falkholt's younger brother Pail Ponticello said: 'It's a day that will be hard to erase from our memory. He was driving home from a methadone clinic when he struck the family of four. We'd always have a laugh.

'They are together and always will be...

The tragic conclusion to the horror story comes after friends and family refused to give up hope for her recovery.

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In the aftermath of the crash, the director of soon-to-be released Australian film Harmony, in which Falkholt has the starring role, described her as an wonderful actress who was "on her way to stardom".

Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off