The Storm Lake Police were dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday to a car accident on Lake Avenue and 6th Street where one of the cars involved had departed the scene and failed to comply with accident reporting requirements.
The driver of the other vehicle, Alyssa J. Loeher, 16, of Alta, was taken by ambulance from the scene to the Buena Vista County Hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.
Following an investigation, Storm Lake Police determined the driver of the hit and run vehicle was Fidel Martinez Ortiz, 27, of Alta. Ortiz was located and charged with No Driver's License and Failure to Provide Information at a Motor Vehicle Accident. He was cited and released pending a court date.