Joy Covey, a former executive at Amazon, was killed in a bike crash in Woodside.
Covey was biking downhill on Skyline Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. when she collided with a van that turned in front of her. She was wearing a helmet, but her injuries were too severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodside is a rural area in San Mateo County, and the area where the accident occurred is known to have many hairpin curves. The driver of the van, a 22-year-old Fremont resident, stayed on the scene and has not been cited in the incident. Authorities are still investigating the bike crash.
Joy Covey, 50, lived in Woodside. Covey was the former chief financial officer of amazon.com at the time of its initial public offering. She served in that position from December 1996 to September 1999 and remained with the company until April 2000. After leaving amazon.com, she served as an independent investor and consultant and sat on several boards, including the National Resources Defense Council and JetBlue Airways.
Prior to working at amazon.com, Covey attended Harvard, where she earned both a law degree and MBA. She grew up in San Mateo and dropped out of San Mateo High her freshman year, eventually working as a grocery clerk and graduating from Fresno State in less than three years.
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