UPDATE: Jogger killed in Bamber Bridge collision is named

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A jogger killed in a road crash in Bamber Bridge last night has been named.

Police say the crash victim was Jan Kroll, 31, a German national who was working in Preston with a local firm.

Officers believe Jan was jogging on a grass verge on Wigan Road, near to the junction of Shady Lane when he fell into the carriageway and came into collision with an oncoming lorry.

He suffered head injuries and died at the scene.

The accident happened just before 7pm on Wednesday.

PS John Jennings-Wharton from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life. We are trying to establish exactly how this collision occurred and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a jogger in the area around the time of the accident to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1177 of December 2.