Jessica Falkholt still critical one day after life support is turned off


Jessica Falkholt continues to cling to life in hospital more than a day after her life support was turned off following a horrific car crash on the NSW south coast.

The Home and Away actor and her younger sister Annabelle were pulled from the fiery wreckage of their car near Ulladulla on Boxing Day but her parents Lars and Vivian died at the scene.

Annabelle, 21, died from her injuries three days after the head-on crash and Jessica has been in a critical condition in St George Hospital.

The hospital on Friday confirmed her life support had been switched off. On Saturday morning, the hospital said she remained in a critical condition.

Falkholt has been in a medically induced coma at St George Hospital. Source: 7 News
(From left) Lars, Vivian, Annabelle and Jessica Falkholt smile during their Christmas Day celebrations - one day before they were involved in a horrific car crash on the NSW coast. Source: Facebook

The driver of the 4WD that slammed into the family's car, 50-year-old habitual traffic offender Craig Whitall, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when he was killed in the crash.

The state government says there will be a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision.

Jessica's sister, mother and father were farewelled at a moving funeral service on Wednesday. Source: AAP