Traffic detectives with the Tucson Police Department were investigating a motorcycle crash on East Fort Lowell Road May 15, 2017. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a department spokeswoman.

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A motorcycle crash on Tucson's north side closed a portion of East Fort Lowell Road, between North Dodge Boulevard and North Alvernon Way.

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman, in a tweet shortly before 4 p.m.

Traffic detectives will take over the investigation.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area.

No further information was immediately available. 

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