Weather Channel meteorologist dies in parking garage crash

Weather Channel Meteorologist Dies in Parking Garage Crash

A longtime Weather Channel meteorologist died in a crash inside an Atlanta parking garage Sunday.

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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
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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.
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....
Shocked/stunned/saddened by sudden passing of Nick Wiltgen ( Was VERY bright/EXCELLENT MET !
Very sad. Condolences to the family of Met. Nick Wiltgen (@WxNick) - car accident, at 39yo.
Wow, sad news. TWC met Nick Wiltgen passes away at 39. Condolences to his family, friends, and entire TWC family.
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!
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

Police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a witness saw Wiltgen's Volkswagen traveling "at a very high rate of speed" before crashing through the Midtown's Colony Square Mall wall. Witnesses pulled him out of the car and attempted CPR, but they were unsuccessful.

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."

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