Police charged an Augusta man in connection with a two-vehicle crash in Palermo that sent one driver to the hospital with a serious head injury.

Derek Elvin, 20, of Augusta, was charged with aggravated driving to endanger and failure to stop at a stop sign Monday, Nov. 18. The charges are connected to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Route 3 in Palermo the same evening.

According to the accident report, Elvin was traveling north on Turner Ridge Road in Palermo when he failed to stop at a stop sign and drove onto Route 3 into the path of 59-year-old Jeffrey Kahl of New Hampshire.

Kahl's 2008 Toyota pickup truck struck Elvin's 2004 GMC SUV broadside and pushed the vehicle into the ditch where it caught on fire. Kahl's vehicle flipped onto its roof and he had to be cut out of the vehicle. He was then taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston by LifeFlight helicopter to be treated for a serious head wound, police said.

Elvin was taken by ambulance to Maine General Hospital in Augusta where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries, police said.