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

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

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

The other driver, 52-year-old Ulladulla man Craig Anthony Whitall, also lost his life in the crash.

Falkholt had been in a medically induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit at St. George Hospital in Sydney where her family had been keeping a bedside vigil since the accident.

On Thursday night, Jessica had her life support switched off weeks after the horrific accident on the New South Wales south coast, making her the fifth victim of the Boxing Day crash that killed her parents and sister.

The actress, 29, her parents Vivian, 60, and Lars, 69, and her younger sister Annabelle, 21, were driving home from a Christmas vacation when another vehicle crashed into theirs.

Home and Away star Jackson led the way, as he shared a snap on-set with his co-star, next to which he penned: 'Jess.

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

The Falkholt sisters were pulled from the wreckage of the family auto on December 26 before it erupted in flames with the bodies of their parents inside.

'If you're lucky enough in life to meet a handful of people, or even just one - that when you look at them in the eye, and without words just know they understand you, and you them - you are just so deeply lucky...

Jessica and Annabelle were pulled from the wreckage by motorists who stopped to help.

Annabelle was sent to Liverpool Hospital, but died three days later.

Lars and Vivian Falkholt, Annabelle Falkholt and Jessica Falkholt.

So it was "ironic" a fiery crash had claimed the life of the 69-year-old, his wife Vivian, 60, and 21-year-old Annabelle, his brother-in-law said.

Vivien's brother Paul delivered a eulogy, and remembered Lars as a loving father who doted on his daughters.

Whitall reportedly had an extensive history of driving convictions, had lost his license for extended periods of time on numerous occasions, and had been heading home from a methadone clinic at the time of the crash.

"Their lives ending on a highway makes absolutely no sense", he said. The Daily Telegraph reports that Whitall had many previous driving infractions, including a nine-year ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving without a licence. One woman even cited the irony of the tragedy to occur saying that Lars Falkholt was "such a careful driver". "We take comfort in knowing they are together and always will be".

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