, Salem, MA

October 17, 2012

Beverly man, 66, killed in motorcycle accident

By Brian Messenger and Neil H. Dempsey Staff writers
The Salem News

---- — BEVERLY — Carrol Sylvanowicz, the 66-year-old Beverly man killed yesterday morning in a motorcycle crash in North Andover, was remembered for his charity work and enthusiasm for motorcycling.

“All I can tell you is he was a giving person,” said Ben Sylvanowicz, his first cousin.

Sylvanowicz said his cousin was an avid rider who frequently participated in both charity rides and leisurely drives with a group of Harley-Davidson owners.

Carrol Sylvanowicz, who began riding about seven years ago and owned a 2004 Road King, “was always involved” in whatever expedition the group had planned, his cousin said.

Sylvanowicz grew up in Danvers and leaves behind his wife, Cheryl; his sons, Chris and Stephen; his daughter, Michelle; and five grandchildren, his cousin said.

Sylvanowicz was riding his 2004 Harley on Route 114 when the accident occurred at 11 a.m. just over the Middleton line near the intersection of Sharpners Pond Road.

Also involved in the crash was a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Sylvanowicz was transported from the scene by a Middleton ambulance and pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital, police said.

The male driver of the pickup was transported to Lawrence General with non-life-threatening injuries, according to North Andover police Lt. Charles Gray.

Gray did not release the name of the pickup driver. He said details of the accident were not available and the crash remains under investigation by the North Andover Police Department’s accident reconstruction unit.

Gray said Sylvanowicz received first aid at the accident scene by a Middleton officer and North Andover officer who responded from a nearby traffic detail.

The crash tied up traffic on Route 114 for approximately 45 minutes, with vehicles traveling through both lanes at reduced speeds.