(where I knew him from) and was a young guy, just 39 years old. He was a great meteorologist who had a lot of passion and loved his family and his home state of Nebraska. He touched the lives of so many who were fortunate to know him from the Weather Channel. Nick was a great guy, always good to work with and always had a smile. .
As a tribute to him, here's what he posted on Thanksgiving, 2015:
Nick Wiltgen ·Very thankful for the support of family and friends this year... and thankful for a sound mind and good physical health, and all the natural and man-made beauty I get to experience on a daily basis... Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Article from Atlanta Journal Constitution about the accident:
Sad Update from the Atlanta Journal:
UPDATE | The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Wiltgen's death a suicide. Via the AJC:
Fulton Medical Examiner’s office investigators on Tuesday said the death had been ruled a suicide and Wiltgen died of head and brain trauma after the crash.http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/weather-channel-meteorologist-in-midtown-crash-die/nqCTL/
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