Jake Glover-Brown, 25, of Barnsley, died on Friday night after suffering fatal injuries on the M1 northbound carriageway involving a black Mercedes CLA.
Police were called to the third carriageway of the M1 between junction 35A and 36 northbound at 11.52pm following reports of a collision and the motorway remained closed for around 18 hours while investigations were carried out.
Three men, one teenager and one woman aged between 16 and 50-years-old, have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
The 16-year-old boy has been released under investigation and the other four have been bailed pending further enquiries.
His family said in a statement: “Jake’s family would like privacy at this difficult time to grieve the loss of a beloved brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.
“Sweet dreams Jake, forever in our hearts.”
A police spokesman said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and are keen to hear from any witnesses, especially any motorists who may hold dash cam footage.
“The collision is believed to have happened at approximately 11.52pm on Friday. If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 1011 of October 18.”