New York Police Charge Man Over ‘Gone Girl’ Actress Death

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Updated August 6, 2021
Actress Lisa Banes is seen during the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 in Utah. (Larry Busacca GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File)



New York police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the two-wheeler hit-and-run death of “Gone Girl” actress Lisa Banes, a force spokesman said Friday.

Brian Boyd, 26, was apprehended on Thursday and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and leaving the scene of a deadly accident, the spokesman told AFP.

Banes, who was visiting New York from Los Angeles, suffered a head trauma in the June 4 accident in Manhattan. She died in hospital ten days later.

The TV, Broadway and film actress was struck after Boyd allegedly ran a red light while Banes was attempting to cross the street near the Lincoln Center, a performing arts venue, on the Upper West Side.

The New York Police Department have yet to determine whether the suspect was riding an e-scooter or a motorcycle.

Banes’ wife, Kathryn Kranhold, had appealed for witnesses to find the driver.

Apart from the 2014 hit “Gone Girl,” Banes starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 1988 romantic comedy “Cocktail.”