CARSON (CBSLA.com) — A bicyclist is dead after being crushed by a shipping container in Carson, according to authorities.

The accident was reported at 5:05 p.m. when the container was being hauled by a big rig near the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and Wardnock Way.

READ MORE: Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Colliding With 2 Pedestrians At Gas Station In Highland Park

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the semi may have struck an overcrossing, causing the container to come loose and fall on the victim as he was riding his bike.

READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98

“The container struck a bridge and got knocked off the trailer,” said Melanie Flores, supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

MORE NEWS: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up

The victim’s name has not been released.