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Uber CEO's mother killed in boating accident

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 00:51

The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday after her boat struck a rock and sank. Linda So reports.

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The accident happened on Pine Flat Lake in Fresno County, California. The parents of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick were in a boat when it struck a rock and sank. Kalanick's mother Bonnie was killed. His father Don was seriously injured and flown to a nearby hospital. An Uber spokesperson says the incident is an "unspeakable tragedy." The couple's neighbors mourning her untimely death. SOUNDBITE: ROBERT BARKLEY, NEIGHBOR, SAYING: "She was one of those kind of neighborly people, just sweet, brought a lot of energy wherever she went, knew the neighbors, cared about the neighbors." Kalanick recently posted a photo with his parents on Twitter when they went to the Kentucky Derby. The tragedy comes as Uber is dealing with a number of setbacks lately, including accusations of sexual harassment from a former female employee.

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Uber CEO's mother killed in boating accident

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 00:51