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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.

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