Moped rider convicted of hit-and-run by Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes

The unlicensed moped driver who killed “Gone Girl” actress Lisa Banes in a hit-and-run last year was branded “a danger to everyone in New York City” by the victim’s wife on Wednesday — as a Manhattan judge ruled sent to prison up to three years

Brian Boyd, 27, who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the September case, was sentenced to one to three years in prison in the June 4, 2021 collision that fatally injured the popular 65-year-old actress .

“Boyd is a danger to everyone in New York City,” Banes’ wife, Kathryn Kranhold, said during the hearing. “Anyone crossing the street with priority.”

She said “my life stopped” when Banes died after 10 days in a coma.

The actress was on her way to meet her wife for dinner on the Upper West Side when she was hit on West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

“When she didn’t show up for dinner at 6:30 a.m., I waited a few minutes,” Kranhold told the Manhattan Supreme Court. “My friends have assured me that she is fine.

Brian Boyd, 27.
Brian Boyd was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison last year for the death of “Gone Girl” actress Lisa Banes on the Upper West Side.
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“I fled her apartment and I fled down Broadway. I panicked. I called her. I texted her,” she said. “I didn’t realize she was being taken to an ambulance a block away.”

Boyd, who did not have a driver’s license and was driving an unregistered moped, got back on the bike and fled the scene, authorities said.

“Lisa was on the ground with her head bleeding and he was taking more care of his bike,” Kranhold said. “We know he didn’t turn himself in… Lisa saw him coming toward her, but she couldn’t move fast enough — nobody can move that fast.”

Lisa Banes (pictured right) starred "Ex girlfriend" alongside Ben Affleck.

Lisa Banes (pictured right) starred alongside Ben Affleck in Gone Girl.

Lisa Banes (2nd from right) died after spending ten days in a coma.

Lisa Banes (2nd from right) died after spending ten days in a coma.

Boyd was arrested and charged in the fatal incident two months later.

He claimed in court on Wednesday that he tried to slow down before the collision.

“I blew my horn,” he told Judge Gregory Carro. “I slowed down.”

But the judge had none of it.

Banes was remembered as one "beloved friend, family and parishioner."
Banes was remembered as a “beloved friend, family and community member.”
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“You know what? I return your request,” Carro hissed. “You want to go to court?”

Boyd indicated that he did not.

“He learned nothing from that experience,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Erin LaFarge said. “And that’s a frightening thought.”

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg called the incident tragic.

“Lisa Banes was a beloved friend, family and community member whose life was tragically ended,” Bragg said in a statement. “New York City continues to mourn their loss with them and I sincerely hope their loved ones can heal and recover.”

Banes is best known for her role in Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and also appeared in the 1998 Ton Cruise film Cocktail.

She was a former Broadway actress and a graduate of the Juilliard School in Manhattan. Moped rider convicted of hit-and-run by Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes


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