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Officials: Zimmerman Helped 4 Out of Wrecked SUV

(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

(AP File Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Seminole County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said in a statement Monday that deputies responding to the wreck found Zimmerman and another man had already helped the couple and their two children out of the flipped SUV.

The sheriff’s office report says Zimmerman spoke with a deputy at the scene and then left. Zimmerman did not see the crash happen.

Zimmerman had been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old’s death. His acquittal prompted rallies nationwide calling for a civil rights probe, and the case has sparked debate about race and self-defense laws.

  • emily7677

    I really wish ppl would look at the whole picture here. They both made bad choices that night and they both suffered consequences for those choices. Those who are ranting non stop about this are just teaching our children how to hate and be negative. Lets try learning from this and teaching our children how to make good choices, how to be respectful and patient.