Police are trying to piece together how a car crossed a motorway carriageway before crashing into a motorbike, killing its driver.
Mr Savage leaves a wife and son
Neil Savage, 39, of Harrow Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, died after the crash on the M602 in Salford, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday morning.
Police said the Jaguar car crossed the central reservation and hit the BMW bike before crashing into a wall.
Mr Savage was taken to Hope Hospital where he later died.
The accident happened on the westbound carriageway between junctions three at Regent Road and two at Gilda Brook, at about 0645 GMT. The 30-year-old driver of the Jaguar was not hurt.
Mr Savage leaves behind a wife and a 12-year-old son, Jonathan.
His wife, Ruth, said: "Neil was a big man with a very big heart.
"He would do anything to help anyone and was always smiling.
"He lived life to the full and will be greatly missed by his family and friends."
Greater Manchester Police want witnesses to the crash to come forward.