Man killed in accident involving big rig in Gardena

A man died on Saturday in a private driveway in Gardena in an accident involving a shipping container.  

The fatality happened about 3:40 p.m. at 14900 S. Avalon Blvd., said California Highway Patrol Officer Stephan Brandt.  

The man in his late 50s was reportedly crushed by a shipping container, Brandt said.  

The incident had initially been described as a big rig-versus-pedestrian accident, he said.  

No further details were available.

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