A 19-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured early Thursday morning in a multi-car pileup that shut down the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway in Gardena, authorities said.
Five vehicles were involved in the collision near Normandie Avenue shortly before 3:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. One of the cars involved in the wreck was on its roof.
The two injured survivors were hospitalized with injuries that were described as minor-to-moderate.
Lanes were reopened to traffic after tow trucks removed the wrecked vehicles from the scene.