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Man Arrested In Connection With 'Gone Girl' Actor Lisa Banes' Hit-And-Run Death

Brian Boyd, who lives on the same street where Lisa Banes was struck by scooter, has been charged in connection with her death.

By Gina Tron
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A man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of an actor known for her roles in “Gone Girl” and “Law and Order.” 

Lisa Banes, 65, died in June, 10 days after being the victim of a hit-and-run collision in New York City, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department confirmed to Oxygen.com at the time. 

Police said that the driver of the scooter ran a “red traffic signal” before striking the actor, “knocking her to the roadway.” Then, the driver fled.

After two months of searching for the culprit, an arrest has been made following an investigation conducted by the NYPD Highway District's Collision Investigation Squad.

Brian Boyd, 26, was arrested on Thursday and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, the New York Police Department confirmed to Oxygen.com on Friday over email. 

He lives on the same street where the actor was struck.

It’s not clear if Boyd has a lawyer.

Banes, who lived in Los Angeles, was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhold for a dinner party at a friend’s home when she was hit. She was in an intensive care unit with a traumatic brain injury for 10 days before she died.

The actor has had a lengthy career with roles in movies and shows like “Psych,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” ‘NCIS,” “Roseanne,” “NYPD Blue,” "Gone Girl," and “A Family Torn Apart.”

“We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing,” her manager David Williams told Oxygen.com in a statement in June. “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.”

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