Ventura, IA – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office responded this afternoon to a hit and run accident near Ventura. It happened just after 12 noon at 235th and Balsam. 19-year-old Krista Cordes of Thornton was heading north on Balsam Avenue when a car driven by 19-year-old Evan Stalker of Mason City was trying to make a turn in front of Cordes’ car, and caused Cordes to go into the ditch. A passenger in Cordes’ car, 50-year-old Deborah Weber, was injured and taken to the hospital. Stalker was cited for failure to yield.