Weather Channel meteorologist car crash death ruled a suicide

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Weather Channel meteorologist Nicholas Wiltgen committed suicide, the Fulton County Medical Examiner in Georgia said Tuesday.

According to a statement issued by the medical examiner's office, Wiltgen died Sunday from major head and brain injury, the result of an intentional act of driving a vehicle through the concrete wall of a parking deck.

"The cause of death is craniocerebral trauma and the manner of death has been classified as suicide," the medical examiner's statement read.

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Toxicology tests will be performed, though the results will not be available for several weeks.

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Weather Channel meteorologist car crash death ruled a suicide
We are heartbroken. Nick Wiltgen @WxNick was an integral part of @WeatherChannel family. He will be deeply missed. https://t.co/oAMbBhOBv9
Thoughts and prayers to Nick Wiltgen's family. Such a part of @weatherchannel His smile, expertise and camaraderie will be missed
RIP The Weather Channel 's Nick Wiltgen... sad to hear. @WxNick was 39 years young.... https://t.co/Ip7rq9tQKk
Shocked/stunned/saddened by sudden passing of Nick Wiltgen (https://t.co/u1Cc8OGrc0) Was VERY bright/EXCELLENT MET ! https://t.co/7rtO5qr59b
Very sad. Condolences to the family of Met. Nick Wiltgen (@WxNick) - car accident, at 39yo. https://t.co/buzeIs2pz7 https://t.co/SXBBpjIUBT
Wow, sad news. TWC met Nick Wiltgen passes away at 39. Condolences to his family, friends, and entire TWC family. https://t.co/Cxeo6O0LWN
National Weather Person's Day is coming up Feb 5 and I will dedicate the day to @WxNick Nick Wiltgen. His contributions were unparalleled.
Nick Wiltgen spent the final weekend of his life working countless hours to keep millions ahead of a historic blizzard. 39 YO, not fair. RIP
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I'm devastated. Nick Wiltgen was one of my favorite people. The community has lost one of the most talented meteorologist.
We've lost one of our BEST at the @weatherchannel Nick Wiltgen was passionate beyond belief & king of wx stats! RIP https://t.co/grNL5TMg5B
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Wiltgen, 39, died in Atlanta, Georgia. Police said that his car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it broke through a wall and ended up inside the neighboring W Hotel.

A second victim was reportedly struck by the car inside the W's storage facility and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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"We have lost a treasured member of The Weather Channel family. Nick Wiltgen was at Weather for more than 15 years as a senior digital meteorologist and integral member of our content team," Weather Company president of product and technology Cameron Clayton said in a statement. "Millions read his work every week and were better for it. He was a dedicated, passionate member of our family and we will miss him deeply. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his family and friends."

Wiltgen joined the Atlanta-based Weather Channel as a radio forecaster in 2001 and attended the University of Nebraska, according to his LinkedIn profile. He had previously worked at Planalytics for three years.

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