Oregon trucker killed in fiery head-on crash on I-5 in California

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Three truck drivers are dead as crews clean up the aftermath of a crash Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, on Interstate 5 just west of Bakersfield, Calif.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A fiery head-on crash involving three big rigs killed all three drivers and closed northbound Interstate 5 just west of Bakersfield for roughly 11 hours from late Monday to early Tuesday.

One of the drivers, 55-year-old Johnny Hannah, was from Oregon, according to the Kern County coroner.

All lanes re-open-d around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic had been diverted onto northbound Highway 99 and westbound Highway 46, then back onto I-5.

The Kern County coroner's office identified two of the drivers Wednesday as Hannah and 45-year-old Robert Puga, of Lancaster, Calif.

The third driver's name was withheld.

The California Highway Patrol said one of the drivers allowed his southbound truck to drift across the dirt center divider and into the northbound lanes – into the path of the two northbound semitrucks.

The CHP said it was investigating what prompted the driver's rig to veer into oncoming traffic.