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Manhattan man, 26, is arrested for the hit-and-run death of Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes


A 26-year-old man from the Upper West Side neighborhood of NYC has been arrested for the e-scooter hit-and-run death of Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes.

Brian Boyd, 26, who lives on the same corner as the June 4 collision, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, law enforcement sources said. 

He is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, New York City police said.  

Few details on the arrest were immediately announced. Police did not say whether Boyd had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.   

Sources said cops made the arrest after identifying Boyd from a wanted poster, the New York Post reported

Banes, known for her work in Gone Girl and Cocktail, died ten days after she was hit by a red and black Fairthorpe motorcycle allegedly manned by Boyd on Amsterdam Avenue at West 64th Street.

A 26-year-old man from the upscale Upper West Side neighborhood of NYC has been arrested for the e-scooter hit-and-run death of Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes in June.

The 65-year-old, who was visiting from Los Angeles, was crossing the street on the way to her alma mater, the Julliard School.

Banes suffered a traumatic brain injury and had been in critical care at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital since June 4. She died on June 14. 

Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including Gone Girl in 2014 and Cocktail with Tom Cruise in 1988. On television, she had roles on Nashville, Madam Secretary, Masters of Sex and NCIS.

Witnesses said the scooter rider ran a red light at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street and then fled after knocking Banes over. 

Lisa Banes, 65, was hit while crossing the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street on the Upper West Side at about 6.30pm on June 4

Lisa Banes, 65, was hit while crossing the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street on the Upper West Side at about 6.30pm on June 4

Born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, Banes attended Julliard in New York, world renowned as a performing arts school, before launching prolific acting career, according to the New York Post.

She married Kranhold at an intimate ceremony about four years ago at City Hall. 

The 65-year-old, from Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife for a dinner party on the Upper West Side when she was struck by a rider who blew through a red light

Banes was a prolific actress on stage and screen

The 65-year-old, from Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife for a dinner party on the Upper West Side when she was struck by a rider who blew through a red light 

Reacting to the news last night, Banes’ friend and singer Jill Sobule shared a photo of the pair together in a book store, tweeting: ‘Just busted. Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted – always helped me though the hard times. She was so beloved by so many.’ 

Seth McFarlane, the creator of The Orville in which Banes appeared, also paid tribute to the actress.

He tweeted: ‘I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year.

‘Her stage presence, magnetism, skill, and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us.’  

Banes is best known for her role as Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Rosamund Pike’s character in Gone Girl, which also starred Ben Affleck.

She also appeared in 1980s blockbusters including Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise, and Young Guns, with Kiefer Sutherland and Charlie Sheen.

Banes starred with Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, playing Marybeth Elliott

Banes starred with Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, playing Marybeth Elliott

Banes had since had recurring roles on The King of Queens,  Six Feet Under and Nashville, as well as memorable guest roles on The Orville and Desperate Housewives. 

Banes also appeared in Broadway plays including ‘Present Laughter’ and ‘High Society.’

She scooped up a Theatre World Award in 1981 for the off-Broadway play ‘Look Back in Anger’ and an Obie in 1982 for her performance in ‘My Sister in This House.’ 

As the pandemic emptied the roads of traffic, many drivers began speeding dangerously. 

At least 243 people died in traffic crashes in New York City in 2020 — making it the deadliest year on record since Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced his signature ‘Vision Zero’ plan to improve street safety in 2014. 



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