THE family of 22-year-old Dan Klepper who died after a road traffic collision on Wednesday, have paid tribute their son who "touched so many lives and will never be forgotten".

Police received a report at 5.50pm, on Wednesday, November 7, that a pedestrian had been injured on the linkway's Rainhill-bound carriageway.

Dan, from Rainhill was taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died.

St Helens Star:

They said: "We are absolutely devastated that our amazing son Dan Klepper is no longer with us.

“Dan was sadly killed on Wednesday, November 7 on the St Helens Linkway/Chapel Road.

"Dan was walking his beloved dog, Benson. He was funny, kind, creative, the most resilient person you could ever meet, Karaoke king and totally bonkers.

"Dan: you were loved so much, you touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage and was travelling on the St Helens Linkway in either direction at around 5.50pm on Wednesday, is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 0151 7775747 or 101 quoting incident reference 746 of 7 November.