The wife of a popular senator was hospitalized earlier this week after she was involved in a car crash.

Gayle Manchin, wife of chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sen. Joe Manchin’s wife (R-WV), and one of her colleagues had an accident on their way to a conference. The Democrat confirmed the news in a statement where he revealed that his wife would spend at least two days in the hospital.

“On Monday, My wife Gayle and her colleague Guy Land were involved in a car accident on the way from the airport to the hotel in Birmingham, Alabama for an Appalachian Regional Commission event that was planned for today,” Manchin said in the statement. “She remains in stable condition and will stay there for a couple of days for precautionary measures.We wan to thank the first responders who answered the call and were first on-site to provide assistance and support.”

Manchin, who recently announced he will not be seeking reelection after serving three terms, did not reveal any further details.

According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, Gayle Manchin is the federal co-chairperson of the Appalachian Regional Commission. President Joe Biden, with the consent of the Senate, nominated and appointed Gayle to the role in 2021. The commission is aiming to promote economic development in the Appalachian mountain region. Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY) co-chairs the commission with Gayle.

The Manchin’s have been married since 1967 and have three children. Gayle, 76, has served in several government and official positions. She is, however, a teacher by profession. She also served as West Virginia’s secretary of Education and the Arts during the administration of Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV).

News of Gayle’s accident comes as news continues to spread that her husband is considering a presidential run later this year. Reports suggest the Democrat senator plans to run under the banner of “No Labels.”

While Manchin has not directly ruled out a 2024 run, the senator has admitted that winning would be nearly impossible if he ran as a third-candidate party.

“I’ve been invited to different areas up in different battleground states, just to be able to speak to different groups and if I can get them what you should be looking for. I know that a third-party candidate, myself or anyone else who wants to jump into that fray, is really a long shot,” Manchin said on West Virginia’s “Watchdog Radio” show. “But if you can get a movement to where you can move the two established parties, the Democrat and Republican, back to where their roots are, where they’ve come from and what they’ve been able to produce over all these years, they can get back to some normality.”