Hollywood actress Lisa Banes has died. She was 65.
Born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States, Banes starred in numerous films, television series and theater plays. She appeared on stage in a “Look Back in Anger” production opposite Malcolm McDowell, 78.
From 2010 to 2016, Banes played Ellen Collins in “Royal Pains.” She played Marybeth Elliott in “Gone Girl,” which hit theaters in the U.S. on October 3, 2014.
Banes played Arabelle Marsh in “Madam Secretary” in 2016, Speria Balask in “The Orville” in 2017 and a ranch director in “Nashville” in 2018. She played Esther Haber in “Them” Season 1 episode 4, which aired on April 9, 2021.
A resident of California, USA, Banes was married to Kathryn Kranhold, 61. Banes attended The Julliard School on Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City, New York, USA.
On June 4, 2021, Banes was crossing Amsterdam Avenue at West 64th Street near Lincoln Center in New York City when she was struck by an unlicensed electric scooter. She was visiting friends in New York and was on her way to visit The Julliard School.
Brian Boyd, 26, of the Upper West Side, New York City was caught on camera wearing a black tie-dye hooded sweatshirt heading north on Amsterdam Avenue on the scooter that day. He was knocked off his scooter after blowing through a red light and slamming into Banes.
Knocked out of the crosswalk, Banes was bleeding from the head and lying face down on the asphalt. Boyd stood up, picked up his scooter and walked over to take a look at her as shown by surveillance footage.
Without helping Banes, Boyd drove away. He went directly to the Bolt Bike Shop near West 148th Street in Sugar Hill, New York City where he had the sideview mirror of his electric scooter repaired.
Banes suffered a traumatic brain injury and was rushed to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City. She died on June 14, 2021.
On August 5, 2021, Boyd was arrested at his apartment in the Amsterdam Houses in the Upper West Side, which is near the street where he hit Banes on June 4, 2021. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Represented by Angela Harris, Boyd was almost set free after appearing before Judge James Clynes in Manhattan Criminal Court in Manhattan, New York City on August 6, 2021. A prosecutor mistakenly advised the judge that Boyd had to be released without bail.
Later, Clynes set bail at $30,000 for Boyd. Harris still did not believe bail was necessary.
“Earlier, a mistake was made when the court was informed that this was not bail-eligible so that prior decision was as mistake,” the New York Post quoted Clynes as saying. “I’m now correcting that mistake.”