LP man set for sentencing in fatal crash with motorcyclist

Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK – A Lincoln Park man pleaded no contest last Thursday in the Aug. 31 death of a motorcyclist and is set for sentencing Feb. 17.

Kyle Leo Galeski, 23, will be sentenced before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Richard M. Skutt on charges of operating with a suspended, revoked or denied license and reckless driving causing death. Galeski pleaded no contest to the charges.

Galeski could face up to 15 years in prison and a $2,500 to $10,000 fine in the death of Dennis Thomas, 38, also a Lincoln Park resident.

Galeski reportedly was driving erratically throughout the city in a Ford F-150 pickup about 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Police said residents in the area reported the man was driving over lawns in the area of Dix-Toledo and I-75 interchange.

A few minutes later people called 911 saying the driver of the truck struck the motorcyclist and the cyclist was pinned under the pickup with his motorcycle on fire.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)