A 24-year-old man was behind bars Friday on a murder charge for allegedly speeding and causing a 2017 crash that killed a woman in Mission Viejo.
Afiff Kevin Doaifi was arrested Thursday and is being held on $1 million bail, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a murder charge, according to court records.
Sheriff’s officials said Doaifi was speeding in a Chevrolet Camaro while driving east on Alicia Parkway near Althea Avenue on March 25, 2017.
The driver of a Hyundai Elantra was on Alicia and attempted to make a left turn onto Althea, and was struck by the oncoming Camaro, sheriff’s officials said.
The driver of the Hyundai, 33-year-old Judith Noval, was pulled unconscious from the wreckage and hospitalized, sheriff’s officials said. She never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead a month later.
According to the sheriff’s department, investigators determined that Doaifi had previously been charged with driving in excess of 100 mph, and he conceded knowledge in court of the dangers of speeding.
It was not immediately known how fast he was allegedly driving during the 2017 crash.
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