Officials say 28-year-old Allison Hawks Nasta of Manchester, N.H., was driving with a suspended license when she lost control of her vehicle on the Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville and struck a utility pole in August 2012.
Nasta's 34-year-old husband, William, died. She and their two young daughters were injured.
She was later charged with receiving stolen property after police found jewelry, cameras and electronics stolen from southern New Jersey homes in the motel room that the couple shared.
The Press of Atlantic City reports Nasta is currently held in New Hampshire on unrelated charges.