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PALM SPRINGS ( — Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington was killed in a car crash Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Coroner.

(credit: KESQ)

(credit: KESQ)

Covington, a Palm Springs resident, was driving alone on South Belardo Road when his vehicle crashed into a retaining wall.

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The 67-year-old was not wearing his seat belt, according to a Palm Springs police report. He was declared dead at 5:10 p.m.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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