Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Businessman Run Over by Parade Float

New Orleans 02/04/08
Businessman Run Over by Parade Float

Posted: Feb 4, 2008 03:32 PM

Hancock County is mourning the loss of a well-known businessman after a Mardi Gras accident.

Jody Compretta, 39, died during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans Saturday night.

Compretta was riding on a float in the Endymion parade. He was run over by the tail end of the float as he tried to get off of it, once the parade ended near the Superdome.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Compretta was the son of State Representative J. P. Compretta and owned a medical supply company in Bay St. Louis. He was a former president of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Bay Area Recovery Team.

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