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Gayle Manchin Admitted To Hospital Following Alabama Car Crash

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FILE - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his wife, Gayle Manchin, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, June 22, 2023, in Washington. Gayle Manchin and a colleague of hers, Guy Land, were injured Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, in the accident which happened in Birmingham as they traveled from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to an area hotel.
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Gayle Manchin, the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the wife of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, is in a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, after she and a commission staff member were involved in a car crash.

The commission and Sen. Manchin’s office said Gayle Manchin and Guy Land, a congressional liaison, were in Birmingham for a grant workshop when another car struck their vehicle on Monday.

Land and Manchin were transported to the University of Alabama-Birmingham hospital. Gayle Manchin is in stable condition, her husband’s office said, and she will remain there for a few days as a precaution.

Gayle Manchin was nominated to lead the 13-state commission in 2021 by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the Senate. She’s the first West Virginian to serve in that role in the commission’s 59-year history.

Joe Manchin, a Democrat, is not running for re-election to the Senate.