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GoFundMe launched for Okotoks man in critical condition after crash

A GoFundMe has been launched to raise funds for Rob Sholter's family after an collision yesterday morning left him in critical condition.
Forty-four-year-old tow truck driver Rob Sholter is in critical condition after crashing into a truck yesterday morning.

A GoFundMe was launched yesterday for an Okotoks man in life-threatening condition.

Rob Sholter, 44, crashed into a truck on Highway 2 north of Okotoks yesterday morning. 

The GoFundMe page was launched by Stephanie Kelly, Sholter's neighbour and close friend.

"He's really well-known in our community," said Kelly. "He's also a tow truck driver, so he's got a huge community there as well.

"Rob is very giving and wonderful, and he's constantly giving back to the community and a bunch of people that know him have reached out because they want to support him in every way possible."

Sholter is scheduled to undergo emergency surgery today.

"The entire dashboard went into him," said Kelly. "As far as I know, his pelvis is broken, either one or both of his legs. I'm gonna say one leg is broken and then his arm is broken.

"So they have him slotted for an eight-hour surgery. He's still critical, he's in and out of consciousness."

Kelly launched the GoFundMe to help support Sholter's family.

"He is a really, really good father to his two children and then him and his wife are obviously very close as well, but he's just overall just a really wonderful human being."

The GoFundMe has raised nearly half of its $3,500 goal as of Friday morning. It can be viewed here.

Amir Said

About the Author: Amir Said

Amir Said is a reporter and photographer with the Western Wheel covering local news in Okotoks and Foothills County. For story tips, reach out to [email protected].
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