Vicky White, a former Alabama prison officer, died from her injuries after she and fugitive convict Casey White were apprehended in Indiana earlier Monday, according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding.
She was previously hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being brought into custody following a vehicle pursuit in Evansville, Indiana, according to US Marshals. Wedding described her injuries as “quite critical.”
According to Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama, where the unrelated couple escaped on April 29, no law enforcement personnel fired bullets.
According to US Marshal Matt Keely, police conducting surveillance noticed Vicky White entering a motel wearing a wig before the chase began. She and Casey White then got into their car and drove away.
Authorities continued to watch them until a vehicle pursuit began, ending when a US Marshals task force member drove a vehicle into the Cadillac the pair were in. The car wrecked and rolled over, he said. Casey White was driving the car, according to the US Marshals, though Wedding had earlier told reporters Vicky White was the driver.
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.
Casey White reportedly told officers to help “his wife” who had shot herself in the head, according to Keely, and told them he didn’t do it. Keely said to their knowledge Casey White and Vicky White are not married.