5 teenagers killed when struck by gunmen in pickup truck running from Mexican soldiers

Mexican authorities say five teenage students were killed when they were run over by armed men trying to escape from soldiers in a northern border city.

Tamaulipas state prosecutors say the students were waiting for a bus to take them home after class Wednesday in Reynosa, a city across from McAllen, Texas. Their ages ranged between 13 and 15.

Two armed men were being chased by soldiers when they lost control of their pick-up truck, skidding and striking the students on the side of the road. They also hit two cars parked outside the school, injuring a woman and her 5-year-old daughter. The men fled.

Tamaulipas has been the scene of fighting between the Zetas and the Gulf drug cartels. Soldiers and marines have taken over regular police duties.