According to a Tucson Police Department release, 21 year old Oscar Rodriguez was hit in a crosswalk at Valenecia and Country Club Roads at 10 a.m., Monday.
Rodriguez was walking north across Valencia and was struck on the eastern side of the intersection.
Police say the light turned green for the vehicles on Valencia while Rodriguez was crossing Valencia. Drivers in the lane closest to the median and the middle lane saw that Rodriguez was still in the crosswalk and stopped for him.
However a motorist in the lane furthest from the median was still accelerating through the intersection and struck Rodriguez when he stepped out past the vehicle stopped in the middle lane.
Police said the driver of the van that struck Rodriguez remained at the scene and no citations have been issued.
The death marks the first pedestrian death in 2013 for the City of Tucson.