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Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt dies one day after family's funeral

Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt dies one day after family's funeral

Ms Falkholt and her sister Annabelle were pulled from the crash, as the vehicles went up in flames, but her parents died in the burning auto, along with the 4WD's driver.

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

Jessica is the sole survivor of the horror Boxing Day crash on the NSW South Coast that claimed the lives of her father Lars, 69, mother Vivian, 60, sister Annabelle, 21, and 50-year-old serial traffic offender Craig Whitall.

Heartbroken relatives of actress Jessica Falkholt made sure she was not alone in hospital while her parents and sister were buried.

Jessica underwent a number of surgeries, including having one of her kidneys and part of her skull removed, but remained in a coma.

The decision to switch off her life support came a day after her family were laid to rest at a church in the Sydney suburb of Concord.

'Everything we have done and every decision we have made has been done with the advice of doctors and social workers.

Paul Ponticello, the brother of Vivian, said he "always thought we would grow old together", according to The Daily Telegraph.

Our thoughts are with the Falkholt's family and friends at this hard time.

"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".

"They are together and always will be", he said.

Family members of Vivian's family flew from Italy for the service, while a service was also held for Lars in his homeland of Sweden.

An autopsy may fail to determine if any drugs were in Mr Whitall's system due to his severe injuries and subsequent fire.

It was reported that a auto driving on the wrong side of the road caused the collision, hitting the Falkholt family head on as they made their way home to Sydney following a short festive break.


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