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Carlos Santana

Car Totaled in Vegas Crash

Asleep at Wheel

9/18/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Carlos Santana
's Vegas "fender bender" wasn't a fender bender at all -- the famed guitarist straight up TOTALED his Fisker Karma so bad, it had to be towed away ... all because Carlos was catching a few zzzz's behind the wheel.

Media reports initially downplayed Friday's crash, calling it a "minor accident"  -- but we've obtained a photo that screams otherwise.

As you can see, the front bumper was destroyed during the accident, and the air bags were deployed ... pretty much the definition of a serious crash.

Law enforcement sources tell us, 66-year-old Carlos told them he had fallen asleep at the wheel before the accident ... which is why he lost control.  It makes sense, because there were no skid marks.

Contrary to initial reports that Carlos struck one parked car -- we're told the guitarist actually hit TWO before his car came to a halt.

Luckily, no one was injured, including Carlos.

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71 COMMENTS

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31.

Peter Gozinya    

WOW, lots of crazy comments below. I guess just because it is a celebrity everyone automatically assumes there are drugs and alcohol involved. I wonder how you all would feel if everyone thought the same way about you.

297 days ago
32.

USArmy    

Was he "high" and zonked out?

297 days ago
33.

Dawn    

At least he was honest. Most people would have lied.

297 days ago
34.

Werner Haas    

I guess someone will have to drive Carlos to the Kennedy Centger honors

297 days ago
35.

Wil    

Airbags deploy at around 14mph in most cases. And cars now have crumple zones to deplete energy.

If you hit something SOLID (and it looks like he did) you can cause major damage even if youre just rolling

297 days ago
36.

trevor dodds    

need a chauffeur Carlos? lol portiax

297 days ago
37.

NOT ELMO    


Carlos Santana
Car Totaled in Vegas Crash
Asleep at Wheel...................Get a Taxi Bitch!

297 days ago
38.

Barbara    

Could this perhaps be drugs and alcohol--a blackout?? DUH... Go figure.

297 days ago
39.

HumanNature    

CARLOS SANTANA THE "KING" OF ALL MUSIC!!!


NOBODY HAS THE "TALENT" OF CARLOS!!!


ESPECIALLY THE "NOSE LESS" KIDDY DIDDLER!!!


THE "PEDO" MICHAEL JACKSON!!


WHO COULDN'T READ MUSIC OR PLAY "ANY"
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT!!!


LITTLE BOYS "SKIN FLUTE" DOESN'T COUNT!!!

297 days ago
40.

John52    

Drunk.

297 days ago
41.

Mee    

The ELDERLY can't play anymore, even Tylenol and Ex-lax can put you to sleep 24 hrs after gving you the runs all day. And a DRINK ! can send you to the moon.

297 days ago
42.

Jovita    

Is it just a coincidence the same day that Santana was in a auto accident comedian Fluffy posted a picture of himself on Facebook with Santana and himself in Las Vegas .Most of been a good party,

297 days ago
43.

Tarheel25    

This was my cousin's car he ran into.

296 days ago
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255 days ago
45.

REYNALDO ATEHORTUA    

Afortunadamente no tuvo lesiones personales que lamentar.

16 days ago
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