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Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public
Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public

Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey, who had been riding her bicycle down Skyline Boulevard near Portola Valley, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Art Montiel, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol in Redwood City. The San Mateo County coroner's office confirmed her identity. Covey, who lived in Woodside, was wearing a helmet when she collided with a delivery van that was turning from the highway onto a side road. The CHP is investigating the accident. At Amazon, which...

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