Police say 39-year-old Nick Wiltgen had a medical emergency behind the wheel and drove through a parking garage wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A worker on the other side of the wall in a storage area suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
See photos of Wiltgen and reaction to his death below:
Weather Channel meteorologist Nick Wiltgen dies in parking garage crash
Weather Channel meteorologist dies in parking garage crash
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
So sad to hear of the tragic passing of #NickWiltgen @WxNick. Sending love and light to his family! https://t.co/ixnhyXug10
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
Wiltgen, a senior digital meteorologist, had been a part of the Weather Channel for over 15 years. A company release said, "No one took the mission of keeping people safe from big storms more to heart than Nick."