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More than 100 people honor a family's son by cleaning up his favorite hiking area

Clean up honors crash victim

MONUMENT, Colo. - Hundreds of people honored the life of a 21-year-old Colorado Springs man by cleaning the place he loved.

Devin Seifert died in a motorcycle accident last month.

Debbie Seifert said her son's life ended too soon.

"He was one in a million; he was shy, lovable and he had great eyes that would melt your heart," she said.

Devin Seifert's parents decided to make an event that remembers their son's life.

"Our son loved being in the mountains and liked to see them clean, he would stop and pick up trash," Devin Seifert's father, Steve Seifert, said.

Mt. Herman is full of shotgun shells, broken clay targets and other trash.

Devin Seifert's parents say Mt. Herman is one of their son's favorite places.

Family, friends and volunteers gathered to cleanup the area.

"From now on every time I go out here, not only to pick up trash, but also to enjoy nature I will have God next to Devin because he is in a better place," Cris Maran said.

Steve Seifert said if his son saw what people are doing in the forest, he would be happy.

"My son -- whenever his mom would prepare his favorite meal or was impressed by something he would say, 'nice,'" he said.

The Seiferts plan on doing another cleanup next year.

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