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Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt’s sister has died following Boxing Day car crash

Four people have now lost their lives in the accident. Jessica remains in a critical condition.

Annabelle Falkholt has tragically passed away following the horror Boxing Day car crash that killed her parents and left her sister, Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt, in a critical condition in hospital.

21-year-old Annabelle was flown to Liverpool Hospital following the crash – which was described as “horrific” by onlookers – but police have confirmed that she died on Friday.

It has also been confirmed that the driver of the other car, Anthony Whitall, was on his way home from a methadone clinic at the time of the crash.

Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, had reportedly been charged with more than 60 offences by police before his death in the tragic accident which also claimed the lives of Lars Falkholt, 69, and his wife Vivian, 60.

His son Shane paid an emotional tribute to his father on social media.

“I love you with all my heart dad and will forever miss you,” he wrote.

“You were my hero I don’t give a f-k what anyone says you showed me a lot in my life more than you’ll ever know.

“It’s such a tragedy to lose you I love you Dad RIP.”

Our thoughts are with Jessica and everyone affected by this tragedy.

Original story: 28.12.2017

Actress Jessica Falkholt, 28, best known for her work as Hope Morrison on Home and Away, and her sister Annabelle, 21, are in a critical condition after being involved in a harrowing car collision on Boxing day.

The horrific crash took the lives of three people, including the Falkholt’s parents, Lars Falkholt, 69, and Vivian Falkholt, 60.

Jessica is currently being treated at St George Hospital and Annabelle at Liverpool hospital after the family’s car collided with another vehicle on the Princes Highway in New South Wales.

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Jessica played Hope Morrison in 16 episodes of Home and Away in 2016 and most recently was working on the film Harmony, which is expected to be released in 2018.

Speaking to reporters on Boxing day after the collision, Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brooks confirmed the sisters are “very much in a critical condition at this time.”

“This Christmas and New Year period is meant to be a time of happiness and to spend time with family and sadly for many, this has resulted in tragedy,” he continued.

“Out of these 21 deaths, 11 road users have been involved in matters where their vehicles have simply left the road and crashed into a telegraph pole or a tree.

“There are more cars on our roads and sadly, personal responsibility is lacking many road users. The impact of road trauma is significant.”

Our thoughts are with all those involved in the accident and their friends and loved ones.

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