The Merced County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal hazmat situation near Los Banos Thursday afternoon.
It happened at Monroe Avenue and China Camp Road. Deputy Daryl Allen says one person died, another was transported for exposure to a possible chemical spray used for agriculture. Their condition is unknown.
Six deputies and two medical personnel were transported to the hospital for exposure, and are expected to be OK, Allen says.
This story will be updated when more information is available.