Paul Thompson, aged 50, was struck by the vehicle in Cullwick Street, Wolverhampton, just before 2.30pm on Monday.
He suffered serious injuries and was confirmed dead at the scene near East Park.
Releasing a photo earlier today, his family said: “We are truly devastated at the unnecessary death of a beloved brother and fantastic uncle to our two boys.”
Detective Sergeant Alan Hands, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Paul’s family at this devastating time, and they continue to be supported by one of our specialist officers.”
A 29-year-old lorry driver, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, has been released pending further investigation.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quote log 1379 of November 26.