A corrections officer who helped Alabama inmate Casey White escape from custody has died after a police pursuit ended with a car wreck in Indiana on Monday afternoon, according to local officials.
Vicky White, 56, who was an assistant director of corrections at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, died at 7 p.m. at Evansville Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Vanderburgh County Coroner Steven Lockyear told WHNT. Her autopsy is expected to be completed Tuesday.
Vicky White was taken to the hospital after the police chase ended in Evansville, Indiana, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the report. Casey White, who was driving the vehicle, surrendered to authorities at the scene and was taken into custody.
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The pair of fugitives, who are not related, spurred a 10-day nationwide manhunt after Vicky White allegedly took Casey White, 38, out of jail for a fabricated court appearance April 29 and never returned. Casey White, who was serving a 75-year sentence, was awaiting a separate trial for murder charges scheduled to take place next month.
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On Sunday night, authorities were notified of a sighting of a black Ford F-150 at a car wash in Evansville, as reported by AL.com. The two were later tracked down at a hotel, where they fled, initiating the police chase.