According to Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Charles Webster, Velva's vehicle was on fire when police arrived on scene.
Two Middletown residents, John Johnson Jr., 50, and Colleen Coppa, 52, were in the Chrysler and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to NJ.com.
Records obtained from the Motor Vehicle Commission by the Star Ledger show Velba's driving privileges had an indefinite suspension and had been suspended four times since 1994.
Other holds on Velba's license include "failure to pay surcharges" and "failure to comply with drug and alcohol testing requirements." Velba's license hadn't been restored since 2002, and had 14 active points on it, according to NJ.com.