UPDATE, 12:15 PM: The Fulton County (GA) Medical Examiner’s office has ruled Weather Channel meteorologist Nick Wiltgen’s death a suicide. “Wiltgen died from major head and brain injury resulting from an intentional act of driving a vehicle into/through the concrete wall of a parking deck” and “the manner of death has been classified as suicide”. the coroner’s report read. Toxicology tests are being performed, but the results will not be known for several weeks.
PREVIOUS, MONDAY, 11:09 AM: Weather Channel senior digital meteorologist Nick Wiltgen has died following a car crash. He was 39.
Wiltgen, who had been tweeting throughout the weekend during the East Coast blizzard, crashed his Volkswagen on Sunday night in an Atlanta parking garage about 10 miles from Weather Channel headquarters, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting an adjacent hotel. Another person was injured. Witnesses pulled Wiltgen out of the car and attempted CPR, but efforts were unsuccessful. Police are investigating.
Wiltgen had been with the Weather Channel for 15 years, according to TWC.
Colleague Mark Elliott remembered Wiltgen on Twitter.