Bamber Bridge jogger death: Family pays tribute to Jan Kroll

Jan Kroll Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Jan Kroll, 31, had been in England on business when he was killed, his family said.

The family of a jogger who was killed after he fell into the path of an oncoming lorry have paid tribute to the "popular" and "dedicated" father.

Jan Kroll, from Germany, fell as he jogged on a grass verge on Wigan Road in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, on the evening of 2 December.

The 31-year-old had been in England on business, his family said.

In a statement, they described him as "a loving and caring" father of two children, aged two and five.

They added: "Amongst his colleagues Jan was popular and appreciated for his dedication and knowledge.

"Jan will leave a huge void with his friends and family, who have always been his focus and priority.

"We will never forget his exceptional sense of humour, optimism and his positive attitude."

Lancashire Police have launched an appeal for witnesses.

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