A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning near the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael.

The incident occurred at about 10 a.m. on Civic Center Drive at Peter Behr Drive.

San Rafael police and coroners investigators placed a tent over the body as the investigation proceeded.

The driver of the vehicle, a plumbing van, stopped a short distance away. He was being questioned by police.

David Selzer said he was heading toward the weekly farmers market when the pedestrian was hit "in a crosswalk or near it."

"I hear the thud, and then I see (the pedestrian) tumbling in the air," said Selzer, a Novato resident.

Civic Center Drive was closed in the area as the investigation continued.

This story will be updated.

Contact Gary Klien via email at gklien@marinij.com