Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt is fighting for her life after a head-on Boxing Day horror smash that devastated her family
JESSICA Falkholt is the former Home and Away actress who is fighting for her life after Boxing Day car crash that killed her parents.
But, what happened and what character did she play in Home and Away?
Who is Jessica Falkholt and what character did she play in Home and Away?
Jessica Falkholt, 28, is an Australian actress who has worked in TV, film and on the stage Down Under.
She graduated in 2015 from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney and has appeared in Underbelly: Badness.
In 2017, Jessica starred in a short film called Green River: Part One.
The actress has also appeared in fantasy movie Harmony, which is due for release next year.
When was Jessica involved in a car crash?
Jessica was left fighting for her life in critical condition after the horror smash that claimed the lives of her parents and little sister Annabelle, 21, on Boxing Day.
Jessica and Annabelle were airlifted to hospital after the accident on the Princes Highway at Mondayong on the New South Wales coast yesterday – with Annabelle succumbing to her wounds on Friday morning.
The head-on crash left three people – including both of the actress’ parents – dead.
Lars Falkholt, 69, and his wife Vivian, 60, were killed after a four-wheel-drive crossed the road and collided with a car carrying the Falkholt family, police believe.
Passers-by and cops pulled Jessica from the wreckage as the vehicles were engulfed in flames.
The remains of those killed in the crash were so badly burned it could take weeks to formally identify them, news.com.au reported.
Police are understood to have tracked down and informed extended family members of those involved.
As loved ones flocked to be at the bedsides of the stricken sisters, a family friend said: “They were a very close family and had been on a quiet getaway.
“Jessica is a most beautiful person.”
Police said they were “investigating the behaviour” of the driver of the other car just prior to the accident after talking to witnesses.
Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, also perished in the inferno.
Officers could not confirm if he had been using his mobile phone at the time of the crash, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Relatives have claimed that Jessica could be in a coma “for months” without knowing her parents and sister are dead.