Atlanta crash suspect indicted on vehicular homicide, heroin charges

A Fulton County grand jury has indicted Ryan Lisabeth on vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of heroin and other charges in connection with an April 15 car wreck that killed a young boy in Northwest Atlanta and severely injured two others, Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard announced Tuesday.

If convicted, Lisabeth of Canton, 28, could face 32 years behind bars, Howard said in a prepared statement.

The indictment says Lisabeth was high on heroin and speeding on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard when his red 2009 Toyota Corolla struck the three boys. Nine-year-old Isaiah Ward died from his injuries. His older brother, Roland, suffered a broken pelvis and broken leg. And their friend, 13-year-old Timothy Hood, is recovering from two skull fractures and a broken leg.

Isaiah and Roland’s mother, Michelle, said she would like to see Lisabeth go to prison for life without the possibility of parole.

“As far as how much time he is going to have — that is nothing,” she said. “My child is never going to come back.”

Lisabeth’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. His next court date is set for July 19.