Who is Brian Boyd? Man, 26, who ran over and killed actor Lisa Banes arrested in Manhattan

Who is Brian Boyd? Man, 26, who ran over and killed actor Lisa Banes arrested in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that killed 'Gone Girl' and 'Cocktail' actress Lisa Banes in Manhattan, news outlets revealed on Thursday, August 5. The popular TV and film actor died on Monday, June 14 after battling a traumatic brain injury.

Eight months in, 2021 has already claimed some beloved stars like character actor Ned Beatty, Black power icon Clarence Williams III, and musician and 'School of Rock' actor Kevin Clark, who was also killed in a road accident in May. The death of Clark and Banes adds to an alarmingly high number of road accidents, despite pandemic-forced restrictions. 

Banes was killed after a hit-and-run incident involving an e-scooter in New York City, where statistics are reportedly bucking the trend. She is survived by her wife Kathryn Kranhold, a veteran journalist with considerable repute. Here is all we know about the alleged perpetrator Brian Boyd.

Who is Brian Boyd?

Brian Boyd, 26, is an Upper West Sider who lives on the same corner as the deadly June 4 collision, the New York Post reported. Boyd was charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal collision and failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk, New York City police said in a news release.

According to the sources, Boyd was apprehended by patrol officers who recognized him from a wanted poster. Police said he has a house listen on Amsterdam Avenue, the same area where Banes died. There were few facts released about the arrest right away. Boyd did not have a counsel who could comment on his behalf, according to police. People took to Twitter to share messages condemning Boyd. "Good Where’s the photo or information on #BrianBoyd ?" said one.

Lisa Banes was killed after a hit-and-run incident involving an e-scooter, on the way to visit the Julliard School, her alma mater, according to manager David William. On June 4, Banes was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhold there for a dinner party. At the intersection of  West 64th and Amsterdam Avenue, she was hit by struck by a scooter, with the rider then fleeing the scene. Banes was taken to the Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where she was reportedly in a critical condition after suffering a traumatic brain injury. While speaking about Banes after her accident, Kranhold had said, "We have several days ahead of us to pray for Lisa. If anyone has any information about the scooter driver, we ask them to please call police."

"We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing. She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends. We were blessed to have had her in our lives," Williams said in a statement, according to NBC.

Banes is well known for playing Marybeth Elliott in 2014's 'Gone Girl' and Tom Cruise's love interest in the 1988 film 'Cocktail'. She also appeared in a large number of TV shows like 'Star Trek', 'Royal Pains', 'NCIS', 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', and 'Desperate Housewives'. She played Cinderella's mother Lady Tremaine in ABC's fairytale fantasy series 'Once Upon a Time'. She also made several appearances on Broadway.