Authorities are looking for a person who caused five freight cars to derail in the region.
The person threw a switch at a train yard in Battle Creek, leading to about $100,000 in damage.
No injuries were reported following the derailment yesterday at 9 p.m.
TV stations WWMT and WOOD reported that rail workers saw a man run to a truck and drive off following the derailment.
Police said the full size, red pickup was hauling a trailer carrying mowers and lawn equipment.
Police are seeking tips from the public.