George Zimmerman helped family out of overturned SUV in Sanford, deputies say

Zimmerman spotted for first time since acquittal in Trayvon Martin's death

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SANFORD, Fla. - Authorities said George Zimmerman, who hasn't been spotted in public since being acquitted of second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death, helped rescue a family trapped in an overturned truck on the highway last week.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday evening, Zimmerman stopped at the scene of a crash where a truck had rolled over at Interstate 4 and State Road 46 in Sanford.

There were four occupants inside the car, two parents and two children. Deputies said Zimmerman, with the help of another man, helped the family get out of the overturned Ford Explorer SUV.

No one was injured.

Deputies said Zimmerman didn't witness the crash and left after the first deputy arrived.

Sanford police also tell Local 6 on Monday they delivered evidence from the Zimmerman trial to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Zimmerman was acquitted of the charges on July 13.

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