By Carol Tannenhauser
On Thursday, police arrested a man they say ran a red light on Amsterdam Avenue at West 64th Street on June 4th, hitting actress Lisa Banes, then fleeing the scene of the crash.
“Officers from the 20th Precinct recognized Brian Boyd, 26, from a wanted poster and picked him up in the lobby of his building at 90 Amsterdam Avenue at around 6:30 p.m.,” an NYPD spokesman told WSR. Boyd is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, as well as with failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Banes was initially taken to Mt. Sinai Morningside with severe head trauma. She died 10 days later.
Perhaps best known for her roles in the movies “Gone Girl” and “Cocktail,” the well-loved actress also made many television and theater appearances. She was visiting New York City from Los Angeles when she was struck, and had reportedly stopped off to visit her alma mater, Juilliard, at nearby Lincoln Center.
She is survived by her wife, Kathryn Kranhold.