A longtime meteorologist at The Weather Channel was killed in a crash Sunday in Atlanta, the company announced.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said Nicholas Wiltgen, 39, was driving a car when it crashed into a wall in a parking garage, WXIA reported. The vehicle hit the wall with so much force that it broke through it and into a storage area for the nearby W Hotel.
"We have lost a treasured member of The Weather Channel family," Cameron Clayton, president of The Weather Company, said Monday. "Nick Wiltgen was at Weather for more than 15 years as a senior digital meteorologist and an integral member of our content team."
Another person was in the car, but was reportedly going to be OK.
Atlanta police told WXIA that Wiltgen suffered a medical emergency, but the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office did not say what caused the crash.
"Millions read his work every week. And were better for it," Clayton said. "He was the beating heart of our digital weather team. And he will be deeply missed."