Arrest made in hit-and-run death of actress on Manhattan’s Upper West Side


UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NY – A suspect has been apprehended following the death of an actress in a hit-and-run crash in Manhattan last month, according to Fox 5 New York.

Police said 65-year-old Lisa Banes was struck by a person riding a scooter June 4 while she was trying to cross Amsterdam Avenue at West 64th Street on the Upper West Side. Banes was pronounced dead of her injuries on June 14 at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. Her manager said she was headed to visit her alma mater, the Juilliard School, when she was struck.

On Thursday, police announced the arrest of 29-year-old Brian Boyd in connection with the crash. He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and failure to yield to a pedestrian. Boyd is a resident of the same neighborhood where the incident occurred.  The New York Times reports Boyd is believed to have driven through a red light at the intersection before hitting Banes, and then allegedly left the scene.

Banes was known for her roles in the movies “Gone Girl” in 2014 and “Cocktail” in 1988. She also appeared in several television shows as well as on Broadway. Banes lived in Los Angeles.

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