Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died from injuries from a car crash after she and escaped inmate Casey White were arrested in Indiana earlier Monday.
“We’ve captured them,” Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Wedding said Monday evening.
The U.S. Marshals said that Vicky White’s injury was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to CNN. No law enforcement officers fired any shots, according to Lauderdale, Alabama, County Sheriff Rick Singleton.
Officers conducting surveillance spotted Vicky White exiting a hotel with a wig on, according to U.S. Marshal Matt Keely. Then, she and Casey White got into a car and drove away.
Authorities continued to watch them until a vehicle pursuit began, ending when a U.S. 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 U.S. 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, “Ya’ll help my wife, she shot herself in the head and I didn’t do it,” according to Keely. Keely said to their knowledge, Casey White and Vicky White are not married.