The accident happened just after 8 A.M.
Killed was Dr. Steven Fritz, husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
He was employed as a psychiatrist at Oregon State Hospital in Salem. He was 54.
Oregon State Police say a pickup driven by a Salem man was northbound in heavy rain when it collided with the left side of a tanker trailer.
The pickup then crossed the median into the southboudn lanes and collided head on with a Nissan Sentra driven by Dr. Fritz.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his pasenger a 64 year old woman also employed by Oregon State Hospital is in critical condition.