ATLANTA – A meteorologist for The Weather Channel apparently committed suicide Sunday when his car crashed through an Atlanta parking garage wall and plowed into an adjacent hotel, injuring a worker there.
Mark Guilbeau, senior investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Wiltgen’s death was a suicide.
The 39-year-old was pronounced dead after the crash at Midtown Atlanta’s Colony Square Mall.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says Wiltgen’s car traveled about 20 feet into the adjacent W Atlanta-Midtown, where it hit a hotel worker in a storage area. The worker was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Weather Company’s president Cameron Clayton called Wiltgen “a treasured member” of the channel in a statement provided to FOX411.