A fatal motorcycle crash shut down a portion of South Mission Road Friday.

Mission is shut down from West Silverlake Road to West 36th Street, according to a Tucson Police Department tweet shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Motorists were asked to use alternate routes.

No further information was immediately available.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at cduarte@tucson.com or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar