Former Alabama corrections officer Vicky White, who escaped with inmate Casey White on April 29, has died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds after the pair were arrested in Indiana earlier Monday, multiple news outlets reported Monday night, citing local authorities.
Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN that White was hospitalized earlier with gunshot wounds after shooting herself in the head following a car chase in Evansville, Indiana, according to the news outlet.
“Before the chase ensued, officers conducting surveillance spotted Vicky White exiting a hotel with a wig on,” US Marshal Matt Keely told reporters, according to CNN. “Then, she and Casey White got into a car and drove away.”
According to NBC News, authorities continued to watch the pair until a vehicle pursuit began, ending when a US Marshals task force member drove a vehicle into the Cadillac they were in. The car wrecked and rolled over, he said. Officers were able to remove the inmate from the wrecked car, but Vicky White was pinned inside with a gunshot wound to her head, Keely said. She was driving the car, according to the US Marshals.
Vicky White and Casey White, who are not related, had known each other since at least 2020, authorities said.
The pair’s capture brought to a close an 11-day manhunt that gained widespread national attention and saw hundreds of tips flood in from all corners of the country.