Huntington Station Man Killed In Accident

Accident on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn takes life of Emmanuel Dume, 20.

A Huntington Station man was killed Tuesday in an accident on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn, according to Suffolk County police.

Emmanuel Dume, 20, was driving a 1997 Honda Civic east on Pulaski Road when he lost control of the vehicle coming around a turn near Oswego Drive at 6:20 a.m., according to police. The Civic was struck by a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Steven Couzzo, who was traveling west.

Dume was taken  to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Couzzo, 55, of East Northport, was also taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Charles carey June 14, 2011 at 08:35 PM
I was one car in front of the jeep. Two cars passed me eastbound at least 80 to 90 mph. It was either drag racing or road rage. I knew they wouldn't make the curve.
Cathy June 15, 2011 at 12:36 AM
How callous of you Charles Carey, a young mans life is gone. Have some compassion as a human being for this young mans family. To lose a child, for any reaseon is a horror only those who have gone through understand. My thoughts go out to the family and may they find peace.
mike June 15, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Charles what color was the other cars/truck/suv?
carole June 15, 2011 at 02:11 AM
I am sorry for the loss - My breath stopped for a moment when I read this. I believe Charles was simply stating his direct observation. I was one minute behind the crash - Excessive speed in a 40 around a curve is unsafe and could have cost even more lives - lives of the innocent who also have children and families. There was no celebration in the above post - as it was quite a sobering scene at 6:22 AM. The passenger side of the allegedly speeding car was ripped open and the air bag on the passanger side was deployed. I hope the other person who was stuck is recovering - it could have been anyone of us traveling east at that time in the morning.
Meaghan June 15, 2011 at 03:32 AM
Rest in Peace Emmanuel <3 . . Noone will kno the truth about what happened .. what was running threw his head or exactly how it happend.. Even if you were a few cars behind . . I love you like a big brother <3 You saved my life so many times & i wish i coulda been there to save yours. . . I miss you already .
Jim June 20, 2011 at 02:10 PM
It's sad that someone died. But it's also well known in the area that that section of Pulaski Road is prone to accidents because of the curve in the road and the excessive speed that people take the turn. I've traveled down that stretch at 45mph (the posted limit is 40mph) and have had people riding my bumper. Cathy - the fact that speed was a factor in this (which they don't say here, but we know now based on news since the accident) is terrible. What if he had hit a car carrying a mother and young children or a family? Children would have been hurt alot more than a 55 year old man. And it's unfortunate that he was hurt - all he was doing was driving to work in the morning, like he always does, and his life is affected by someone who decides to ignore a speed limit.
Cathy June 20, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Oh Jim you are so right, speed kills. But the guy is dead so why bother to continue to berate him. I know so others will learn, yeah, yeah, yeah. The fact is there has always been speeding from the beginning of cars and no matter how much you tell young people, they think "it will never happen to me." All I was saying that maybe the day that the young man died is not the time to get on our holier than thou soapbox and shaming his family. Thats all. I do not speed, I do not want my children to speed, etc.... maybe you should not go 45 in a 40mph area.
nonnie22 September 03, 2011 at 02:42 AM
I agree. I'm not sure how Mr. Carey's post was so misinterpreted. But feelings are raw when a life is lost. My sympathies to the family of the young man.
anonymous December 23, 2011 at 07:32 PM
That is by far the most disgusting thing I have ever read. Regardless of what happened and why it happened, a young 20 year old man is dead. You have obviously never been faced with the death of a child before and have no idea the unbearable amount of pain and suffering that a family has to deal with. Maybe you should think twice before you make such comments like that. Emmanuel was by far one the greatest people I have ever met. I will forever be blessed that God brought him into my life. Everyday I wake up and my heart is in pain because he is no longer here. There is not a day that goes by that he is not on my mind. Five days from now is his 21st birthday and he will not even be here to celebrate. Think about how you would feel if that was your child. Please don't sit here and ridicule a man that you never knew. Put yourself in his parent's shoes before you open your mouth with these disgusting comments. You will get your's one day, my friend.
anonymous December 23, 2011 at 08:27 PM
And Jim, it has been brought to my attention that yes Emmanuel was speeding which is why he lost control of the car and why he ended up on the other side of the road. But your "friend" Steven, as stated from other cars on the road at that time, was also going over the speed limit. If he wasn't then maybe Emmanuel wouldn't be dead right now.


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